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What is a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

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.

What is Board Certification?What is a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

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.

Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

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.

Schedule Your Next Appointment with a Board-Certified Orthodontist!

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.

Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

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I have 4 children who are patients of King Orthodontics and we always look forward to our visits. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is kind, & courteous. To top it off, we have never had to wait more than 10 minutes or so! Dr. King... and Dr. Bryan, are kind and knowledgeable and easily accessible too. I can’t say enough about this practice!

Elizabeth K, Monroeville PA

I just wanted to take a minute to write and let you know what a wonderful addition Dr. DeMiria is to your office. I was in twice this week and saw Dr. DeMiria on Monday for the first time. She is absolutely wonderful - just so nice and she really seems to be invested in her patients. The entire staff at Wexford office is wonderful and Dr. DeMiria is just icing on the cake.

Jen R, Pittsburgh PA

I absolutely love King Orthodontics!! The staff are so friendly and actually care about you and your teeth. Almost everyone who works there knows you by name which is very uncommon for a place with so many patients. It is so worth the hour drive it takes me to get there. I would highly recommend King Orthodontics to anyone!!!!!

Andrew G, Midland PA