abo certification

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“My experience with Diane & her team was wonderful! Everyone was friendly, professional, and kind. All my needs were met and I am so happy I did it!” ~ Elizabeth C.

“Amherst Orthodontics is the only place I’ll recommend to my friends. The friendly & caring staff make every visit pleasurable.” ~ Amy C.

“My family has had a wonderful first time experience at Amherst Orthodontics. Everyone there was always friendly and super helpful.” ~ Jennifer R.

“A positive experience start to finish! Always pleasant, always on time and it has been fun getting to know the staff.” ~ Patricia H.

“Everyone is so nice here and my teeth look amazing. I really like that they got to know me as a person instead of just another patient.” ~ Cynthia M.

ABO Certification

American Board of Orthodontics Doctor Certification

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) was founded in 1929. It is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s aim is to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners.

The board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:

  • To evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates
  • To re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of recertification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career
  • To support the development of quality graduate, post-graduate, and continuing-education programs in orthodontics
  • To promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world

Becoming Board Certified

To become board certified, Dr. Diane had to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of her credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Re-certification occurs periodically thereafter.

What does it mean to be board certified?

A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has been voluntarily examined by peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies Dr. Diane's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

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