Only 1 in 3 orthodontists
is board certified
Choose wisely.
Your smile matters.
Choose a Board Certified Orthodontist
Set yourself apart
from the start.
Achieve board certification now.
Put your certification
to work for you.
New Educational Toolkit now available.
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Thank you...
...to all who visited the ABO Case Display
at AAO Annual Session 2016!


Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL


We look forward to seeing you next year in San Diego!


Find a Board Certified     Orthodontist

A board certified orthodontist is committed to the highest level of care. Find an ABO certified orthodontist by searching below.




Latest News & Events

    ABO Examinations
  • April 12-15, 2016 Written Exam
        U.S. and Canada
  • September 27 – Oct. 1, 2016 Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
  • February 19-25, 2017 Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO

  • Upcoming Events
  • July 8-12, 2016 CDABO
        Asheville, NC


Why Certification Matters

Board certification represents the highest level of commitment in orthodontics. It differentiates professionals - protecting the public and advancing the field of orthodontics. Learn more.


General Public: Board certified orthodontists are committed to providing the highest level of care. Learn the difference.

Orthodontic Residents: Board certification helps set you apart as you begin your career. The ABO is here to support you throughout residency. We know you’re the future of our specialty. Check out our study tools and online resources.

Board Certified Orthodontists: Certification distinguishes you from dentists and others. Look for our new toolkit to help set yourself apart.




Check out these tools to
- help you prepare -
for the ABO Examination.

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Educational Toolkit


The ABO is excited to introduce the Educational Toolkit.
The following items are now available for all board certified orthodontists so that together
we can use a unified voice to emphasize the significance of completing the ABO Board Certification process.