The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) in collaboration with all the specialty’s stakeholders, have a duty to uphold the highest standards of care for the orthodontic specialty for the purpose of protecting the public.
Throughout the years, the definition of the standards of care have not changed, but the way in which the practice of orthodontics has evolved is significant. The factors that influence the standards of care include the patient, diagnosis and treatment planning, advancing technologies, delivery methods and the resulting level of care.
These standards have emerged through generations of sound research and clinical trials that have been adopted by the specialty. Orthodontic Professionals must ban together with our main objective to deliver quality orthodontic care through careful adherence to the standards of care.