Mail-In (CRE) Submission Procedure

If you will be submitting an entirely new case (or cases) by mail to complete the criteria for your examination, you must assemble a traditional notebook presentation.  Physical models (stone, plaster, or 3D printed stereolithic) are required for each level of evaluation and must meet the requirements outlined (starting on pg. 10) in ABO Digital Model Requirements.  Digital Models (.PLY, .STL, .OBJ, etc.) are no longer accepted by the ABO.


Notebook Presentation:

Case Report ExaminationCase Record Preparation

Case Report Preparation

Case Assembly


Include in shipment:


Two Printed Case Report Work File(s) per case

Physical Models


Please mail to:


401 N. Lindbergh Blvd, Ste. 300

St. Louis, MO 63141


If you are an orthodontic educator presenting resident cases, further affidavit is required.  See Affidavit for Educator Supervised Cases for details.  Complete the affidavit and email or mail to the central office with your case(s).


There will be no oral examination, however, the ABO examiners reserve the right to contact you for any needed elaboration concerning the presented case(s).