The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified or recertified 181 orthodontists following their participation in the ABO Clinical Examination in February 2019 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 board, 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 Dr Larry Tadlock, ABO president. “I congratulate all of our newly certified and recertified orthodontists.”

Examinees in February 2019 had the option of taking the Traditional Case Clinical Examination or the newly introduced Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination. Starting in February 2020, the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination will be the only option available.