The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) announced that certification or certification renewal has been granted to 116 orthodontists. Those certified participated in the ABO Clinical Examination February 20 to 24, 2018, in St Louis.

The clinical examination is the second of a two-part certification process that also includes prior completion of a written examination.

“Certification helps orthodontists refine and sharpen their skills while also distinguishing to the community the advanced level care they provide,” said Dr Chun-Hsi Chung, ABO president. “I congratulate our cohort of newly certified and recertified orthodontists.”

The next written examination will be offered April 9 to 12, 2019, and is administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Approximately 42% of participating orthodontists are currently ABO certified.

A full list of newly certified or recertified orthodontists is available through the ABO.