Board Certified Orthodontist – Surprisingly Rare

Did you know only (33%) or 1 in 3 Orthodontist are Board Certified (1)?

We know you wouldn’t choose a physician who was not Board-certified, so why choose an orthodontist who is not Board-certified?  Board certification takes years to accomplish and is comprised of nine distinct steps in the examination process which can take hundreds of hours of the doctor’s time during and/or after residency.  Besides written and oral exams, to be Board-certified, an orthodontist must present many cases they have completed to prove their clinical competency.  Those cases are closely scrutinized by the experts in that field, and the orthodontist must defend those cases from the diagnosis to the conclusion.


Dr. Tim has been serving as a Diplomate for the American Board of Orthodontics since 2013.

– 2/3rds  of orthodontists have never passed the extensive examination process, and certification ensures that your orthodontist is committed to excellence.  In addition, certification must be renewed every 10 years to ensure the orthodontist’s skills stay top-quality.



The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) is the only certifying board in the specialty that is recognized by the American Dental Association.   The ABO was founded in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry.  The board’s purpose is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration

American Board of Orthodontics Pyramid
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For further information about The American Board of Orthodontics and Board Certification, click here.