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CADE Professor Eustáquio Araújo To Receive American Board of Orthodontics Award of Excellence

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) will award Eustáquio A. Araújo, D.D.S., M.S., the Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence in Orthodontics. Araújo is the Pete Sotiropoulos Endowed Professor of Orthodontics at the Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE).

The award recognizes an exemplary senior clinician and board-certified orthodontist who demonstrates exceptional dedication to orthodontics through clinical excellence and/or devoted teaching in the image of Dale B. Wade, an ABO past president. 

Eustáquio A. Araújo, D.D.S., M.S.
Eustáquio A. Araújo, D.D.S., M.S. Submitted photo

Araújo has long been a leader in orthodontic education on two continents.

He joined Saint Louis University in 2001 and served as graduate orthodontic program director.

From 2003 to 2007, he was president of the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUCMinas), a 63,000-student private university in the city of Belo Horizonte in his native Brazil.  

“Dr. Araújo has been a mentor to both CADE’s residents and faculty,” said John Hatton, DMD, executive director of CADE. “He has been instrumental in laying the foundation of graduate orthodontics and we have been blessed to have him here at SLU.”

Araújo was named the Pete Sotiropoulos Endowed Professor of Orthodontics in 2009. While he continues his teaching at SLU he is also the head of the dental program of FCMMG – Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

“I am extremely honored. I thank my colleagues for selecting me to be part of this select group of scholars and clinicians,” said Araujo. “I thank also all my former students and residents for the important role they have played in my life.”

He received his M.D.S. degree and orthodontic training at the University of Pittsburgh. His D.D.S. degree is from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He holds certification from the ABO and the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. He was 2014-2015 president of the Brazilian board.

Araújo is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Brazilian Association of Dentistry, the World Federation of Orthodontists, the International College of Dentists, the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists Midwest Component and the American College of Dentists.

Araújo was honored by the AAO Foundation with the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial International Teaching and Research Award in 2015. He is a seven-time recipient of the instructor of the year award at CADE.

Besides his achievements in orthodontics, Araújo is a highly successful soccer coach. As head coach of the Brazilian national Futsal team, he led their participation in 21 international tournaments, including two FIFA world championships in 1992 and 1996 and 10 South American championships.

He will receive the award May 4, during the annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Los Angeles, California. 


The Center for Advanced Dental Education’s mission is to achieve the highest level of excellence in scholarship and patient care while educating dentists in the specialties of orthodontics (tooth straightening), endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontics (gum disease therapy) and pediatric dentistry. The center aims to serve its students, the profession of dentistry, the community of St. Louis, and the communities in which the graduates of CADE will practice their dental specialty.