Only 1 in 3 orthodontists
is board certified
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Your smile matters.
Choose a Board Certified Orthodontist
Set yourself apart
from the start.
Achieve board certification now.
Put your certification
to work for you.
New Educational Toolkit now available.
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A board certified orthodontist is committed to the highest level of care. Find an ABO certified orthodontist by searching below.




Latest News & Events

    ABO Examinations
  • February 19-25, 2017 Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
  • April 4-7, 2017 Written Exam
        U.S. and Canada
  • September 25-29, 2017 Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO

  • Upcoming Events
  • April 21 - 25, 2017 AAO Annual Session
        San Diego, CA


Why Certification Matters

Board certification represents the highest level of commitment in orthodontics. It differentiates professionals - protecting the public and advancing the field of orthodontics. Learn more.


General Public: Board certified orthodontists are committed to providing the highest level of care. Learn the difference.

Orthodontic Residents: Board certification helps set you apart as you begin your career. The ABO is here to support you throughout residency. We know you’re the future of our specialty. Check out our study tools and online resources.

Board Certified Orthodontists: Certification distinguishes you from dentists and others. Look for our new toolkit to help set yourself apart.


AAO 117th Annual Session


San Diego, CA
April 21 - 25, 2017


Come visit the ABO Booth and the Case Display Room in the San Diego Convention Center!


Check out these tools to
- help you prepare -
for the ABO Examination.

Click here for additional tools.


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Educational Toolkit


The ABO is excited to introduce the Educational Toolkit.
The following items are now available for all board certified orthodontists so that together
we can use a unified voice to emphasize the significance of completing the ABO Board Certification process.