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Board Certification is confirmation of an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care. Find an ABO Board Certified orthodontist by searching below.

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Why Board Certification

ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.

General Public: Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontists understand the complexity of growth development and facial form. Choose a board certified specialist. Learn more.

Orthodontic Residents: You are the future of our specialty. The ABO is here to support you throughout residency as you prepare to challenge the Board Certification Process. Check out our study tools and online resources.

Board Certified Orthodontists: A Board Certified Orthodontist has reached a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond state required licensure, includes additional education and ongoing assessment, and indicates that an orthodontic specialist is upholding the standards of the credential. Locate the ABO toolkit to help distinguish your accomplishment.

AAO 121st Annual Session

Boston, MA

April 24-27, 2021

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