abo certification process

Board Certified Orthodontists

Becoming an orthodontist takes 11 years of advanced schooling (4 years of college, 4 years of dental school, and 3 years of orthodontic residency). During this additional 3 year residency, students learn the skills of their specialty – orthodontics (tooth movement) and dentofacial orthopedics (facial development).

Only 6% of dental students pursue a career in orthodontics. Of those who become Orthodontists, only 30% are Board Certified Orthodontists. An American Board Certified Orthodontist (ABCO) is the highest level of achievement an Orthodontist can obtain. Becoming certified takes an additional 5 to 10 years of clinical submission, examination, and peer review. It confirms a commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care and commitment to lifelong learning. By choosing a Board Certified Orthodontist, you are ensuring that you are receiving the highest-quality of orthodontic care.

Drs. Lee and Katie Graber and Dr. Kelley Gyllenhaal are American Board Certified Orthodontists, and remain active in the local, national, and international orthodontic community. As certified and licensed dental specialists, orthodontics is all we do! Our team shares our dedication to providing the best care for our patients and helping them on their journeys to create healthy, beautiful smiles!

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