The ABO granted certification to a single orthodontist in the second half of 2023 and 121 doctors completed a 10-year renewal.

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) granted certification to one orthodontist during the third and fourth quarters of 2023, while another 121 orthodontists completed their 10-year certification renewal requirements.

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.

Attaining first-time certification requires successful completion of the Written Examination and then the Clinical Examination. Orthodontists gaining recertification must successfully complete the Recertification Examination and requirements.

The three newly certified orthodontists were Michille Mian, DMD, MMSC, of Parkfield Orthodontics in Aurora, Colorado; Craig Willis, DDS, of Willis Orthodontics in North Logan, Utah; and Munisha Nanda, DDS, MS, of Nanda Orthodontics in Edmond, Oklahoma.

“On behalf of the American Board of Orthodontics, I congratulate the orthodontists who have recently completed the Board certification or certification renewal process,” said Timothy Trulove, DMD, ABO 2023-2024 president. “They are to be commended for their professional commitment by becoming Board certified, and it demonstrates their willingness to protect the public through the delivery of excellent orthodontic care.”

The ABO currently represents 61% of AAO membership.

The ABO’s mission is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration. Founded in 1929 as the first specialty board in dentistry, The American Board of Orthodontics is partnered with the American Association of Orthodontists and is recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards as the national certifying board for orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.