The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Announced that 126 orthodontists have received certification or certification renewal following their participation in the ABO Clinical Examination that took place September 25 to 29, 2017, 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 10 to 13, 2018, and is administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Approximately 42% of practicing orthodontists are currently ABO certified.

A full list of the orthodontists receiving certification or certification renewal is available on the ABO website.