A board-certified orthodontist is a dentist who has completed a graduate program in dentistry, receiving their DMD or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), and has also completed a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program for 2-3 years to be trained in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
This certification is a voluntary credential earned through the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). The ABO is the most prestigious specialty board in the field of dentistry and is the only board that is recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. This credential represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of lifelong learning and specialty practice.
To earn this certification, the orthodontist must complete peer-developed and externally validated clinical and written examines. The certification is a three-part process with oral testing, written testing, and oral defense given in front of a panel of examiners. This certification takes significant expertise and effort to achieve and requires the orthodontist to demonstrate accomplishment over a broad range of patient problems.
Your dental care is a top priority here at King Orthodontics, which is our Orthodontists are Board-Certified. By earning a board certification from ABO, our orthodontists have proven they are dedicated to providing orthodontic care to the highest standards possible.
With only 1 in 3 orthodontists completing their Board Certification, the orthodontists at King Orthodontics have proven that they have a strong commitment to the profession of orthodontics and to providing patients with the quality care they need to achieve the smile they want.
At King Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing our patients with a variety of expert services to help them achieve their oral health goals, and we are also committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advances in orthodontic patient care.
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