Who we are
We are a group of people from all different communities and cultures who believe that beauty behind a smile captures the essence of joy. We just so happen to be in the practice of orthodontics.
What is Board Certified?
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care.
Board Certified Orthodontist
- Peer Review
- Case Submission
- Completion of ABO Written Exam
- Completion of ortho residency
- Acceptance to competitive, accredited ortho program
- Pass nationald & state licensing exams
- Graduation from an accredited dental school
- Pass dental acceptance test
- Undergraduate program for dental school prerequisites