The ABO certified or recertified 203 orthodontists following their scenario-based oral clinical examination in February. 

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified or recertified 203 orthodontists following their participation in the ABO Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination in February 2020 in St Louis. The Clinical Examination is the second of a two-part certification process that also includes prior completion of the Written Examination. 

ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that, according to the ABO, “represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.” 

“Board certification demonstrates a commitment to excellence in orthodontics to the public and colleagues,” said Nicholas D. Barone, DDS, MS, ABO president. “I congratulate all of our newly certified and recertified orthodontists.”

Information about ABO certification and the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination is available at The website offers information about the Clinical and Written Examinations, including study aids and registration information. 

The ABO now uses only the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination; use of the Traditional Case Clinical Examination ended in 2019.

Currently, approximately 46% of AAO practicing orthodontists are ABO certified.

A full list of of the orthodontists certified or rectified via the February examination can be found on the ABO’s website