American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)

Did you know that it’s not a requirement for an orthodontist to be board certified? In fact, the majority of orthodontists are NOT board certified.

The ABO sets the standard for the highest level of patient care and promotes excellence in orthodontics for all of its certified orthodontists. They serve to protect the orthodontic specialty and encourage orthodontists to achieve certification, demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and excellent care.

How does an orthodontist become board certified?

An orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations after they complete their orthodontic program (following dental school). The initial process of becoming board certified takes several years and is a ton of work. Once certified, orthodontist must become recertified every ten years to maintain board-certified status.

What Does It Mean To Be Board Certified?

A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has been voluntarily examined by his or her peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

To ensure you are seeking care from an excellent orthodontist, ask if they are board certified -> Dr. Yaillen and Dr. Crowe can’t imagine practicing without being at the top of their game. Please click on the link below to find a board certified orthodontist in your community.