The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified or rectified 232 orthodontists following their participation in the ABO Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination in November in St Louis. 

The Clinical Examination is the second of the two-part certification process that also includes prior completion of the Written Examination. 

As the ABO puts it, ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning. Approximately, 46% of AAO practicing orthodontists are ABO certified. 

“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 rectified orthodontists.” 

The ABO now exclusively uses the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination as part of ABO certification. The use of the Traditional Case Clinical Examination ended in 2019.