The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified or recertified 291 orthodontists during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, including the November 2021 Scenario-Based Clinical Examination. 

ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential representing an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.

Attaining first-time ABO certification requires successful completion of the written examination and then the clinical examination. Orthodontists gaining recertification must complete the recertification examination and requirements.

“On behalf of The American Board of Orthodontics, I congratulate these orthodontists on successfully completing ABO certification or certification renewal,” said David Sabott, DDS, MS, ABO 2021-2022 president. “Their accomplishment in becoming board-certified attests to their commitment to serve and protect the public by delivering excellent orthodontic care.”

The ABO currently represents 54% of AAO membership.

To learn more about ABO certification and the Scenario-Based Clinical Examination, visit The website offers information about the clinical and written Examinations, including study aids and registration information.

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