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Website Privacy Policy

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect from people who visit the website, and how we use that information.  By using our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What This Privacy Policy Applies To

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of our website:

The ABO Portal

This Privacy Policy does NOT apply to the use of the ABO Portal, which is located at  The ABO Portal is operated by a company called ROC-P, LLC. For information about ROC-P’s collection, use, and disclosure of information through the ABO Portal, please see ROC-P’s Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, and Cookies Policy.  The ABO may update the information contained in the ABO Portal.  The ABO may also use and disclose information contained in the ABO Portal for its own administration purposes, such as to complete and update Delegate information on the Orthodontist Locator, to process and respond to verification requests, and to communicate with account holders.        

The ABO Storefront

This Privacy Policy does NOT apply to the use of, or purchases from, the ABO Storefront that is linked from our website. The ABO Storefront sells ABO-branded orthodontics-related items such as measuring gauges and calibration kits. The ABO Storefront is operated by Bender / EFI. For information about Bender / EFI’s collection, use, and disclosure of information through the ABO Storefront, please see EFI’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  Bender / EFI provides certain information related to sales on the ABO Storefront to the ABO, and the ABO uses that information for its own internal administration, but it does not share that information with any third parties.

Information Collected through the “Contact Us” Feature on the Website

The ABO receives any information that you choose to provide through the Contact Us feature on the website. That could include your name, email address, and any information you include in the message, including other personal information. The ABO will use any information you submit through the Contact Us feature only for the purpose of responding to your inquiry or request.

Although the ABO takes steps to keep its data secure, there is always a risk that information transmitted through a website or email could be accessed by a third party. Please do not send to the ABO, through our website or by email, any confidential or sensitive personal information.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version of each browser. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

If you block cookies, you might not be able to use all the features on our website, or on other sites.


We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information by using cookies and uses that information to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy includes an explanation of Google Analytics and how that service collects and uses information.

 No Sale of Personal Information

 The ABO does not sell any personally identifiable information that we collect through the website.

 Embedded Content

Resources on the website might include embedded content. Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor has accessed the other websites. These other websites might collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your online behavior. The ABO is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites, or for harm caused by or through any other website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We review our policy practices from time to time and may change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our website.

Collection of Information from Children

We do not knowingly collect any information from or about anyone under the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that we have received information from or about someone under age 18, please contact us (see “Contact Us” section below).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, feel free to contact us:

American Board of Orthodontics

401 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 300

St Louis, MO 63141-7839

Phone: (314) 432-6130

Fax: (314) 432-8170

Last Updated

This Privacy Policy was last updated 12.1.2021