Summary: The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified 329 orthodontists and recertified 21 during early 2024, underscoring their commitment to high standards and lifelong learning. This certification involves rigorous written and clinical examinations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Significant Certifications: 329 orthodontists achieved ABO certification, and 21 completed recertification.
  • ABO Representation: The ABO currently represents 63% of AAO membership.

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) has certified 329 orthodontists during the first and second quarters of 2024, including those who passed the February Scenario-based Clinical Examination. Additionally, 21 orthodontists successfully completed their 10-year certification renewal requirements.

Commitment to High Standards

ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that signifies an orthodontist’s commitment to high standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning. First-time certification requires passing both the Written Examination and the Clinical Examination, while recertification involves completing the Recertification Examination and other requirements.

Recognizing Professional Commitment

“On behalf of the American Board of Orthodontics, I congratulate the orthodontists who have recently completed the Board certification or certification renewal process,” said Timothy Trulove, DMD, ABO 2023-2024 president. “They are to be commended for their professional commitment by becoming Board certified, and it demonstrates their willingness to protect the public through the delivery of excellent orthodontic care.”

Currently, the ABO represents 63% of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) membership