Verification Procedures

The American Board of Orthodontics is the only certifying board recognized by the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics. 

 

Standard credentialing information may be found on the ABO Orthodontist Locator in the Certification History tab This information is approved for business use and is valid to meet primary source verification requirements for credentialing. 

 

Standard Credentialing Information includes:

  • Name of Doctor
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Certification Year
  • Certification Expiration Date

 

THIRD PARTY WRITTEN CREDENTIALING REQUESTS:
If you require the standard credentialing information in writing, please send the following to Pam@AmericanBoardOrtho.com:
  1. The full name of the doctor
  2. The last four digits of the doctor’s social security number or date of birth
  3. Preferred method of receipt (email, fax or mail-include mailing address)
  4. The fee of $50.00 for each verification request. Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. For credit card payments, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form.

 

If you are unable to locate the doctor in question, or require information in addition to our standard credentialing letter please send the following to Pam@AmericanBoardOrtho.com:
  1. The full name of the doctor
  2. A signed release from the doctor stating information authorized for release
  3. The last four digits of the doctor’s social security number or date of birth
  4. Additional information requested
  5. Preferred method of receipt (email, fax or mail-include mailing address)
  6. The fee of $75.00 for each verification request. Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. For credit card payments, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form.
ORTHODONTIST CREDENTIALING REQUESTS:
If you are an orthodontist requesting the standard credentialing information in writing please send the following to Pam@AmericanBoardOrtho.com:
  1. The full name of the doctor
  2. The last four digits of the doctor's social security number or date of birth
  3. Indicate how letter should be addressed (To Whom It May Concern or Third Party Recipient)
  4. Preferred method of receipt (Methods: email, fax or mail. Please include detailed delivery information.)

Please allow 7 business days for processing all written verification requests.