Dr. Robert M Ricketts
Dr. Robert M. Ricketts of Scottsdale, Arizona USA died on June 17, 2003 at the age of 83. Dr. Ricketts was a well-known orthodontist who presented orthodontic seminars extensively around the world. One of his last lectures was at the 2003 IAO Annual Meeting.
Dr. Ricketts had been a leader in orthodontic instruction as a professor at the Loma Linda University, University of Illinois and UCLA. He had authored 19 books including "Provocations and Perceptions in Cranio-Facial Orthopedics." Dr. Ricketts was also a noted researcher in many areas of dentistry including craniofacial growth and development, TMJ, orthodontics and esthetics.
He was a member, or honorary member, of 17 professional societies including an IAO honorary membership.