Board certification is a confirmation of our personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care. Your smile is important to us! That’s why Reagin Orthodontic’s Summerville and Cane Bay staff has undergone the rigorous study and certifications needed to become ABO-certified and provide your family with the best possible care. The American Board of Orthodontics is committed to the highest form of excellence and so are we! Learn more about the board certification process below:
Founded in 1929 as the first specialty board in dentistry, The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
The ABO sets the standard for the highest level of patient care and promotes excellence in orthodontics for all of its certified orthodontists. As a specialty board, we serve to protect the orthodontic specialty and encourage orthodontists to achieve certification, demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and excellent care.
As advocates for the orthodontic specialty, The American Board of Orthodontics is a resource for orthodontists, orthodontic residents, as well as anyone looking for the best in orthodontic care.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry but has also gone through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
The ABO Certification process requires the completion of written and clinical examinations. A Board Certified Orthodontist has reached this level of achievement by pursuing additional voluntary education and ongoing self-assessment.
The American Board of Orthodontics is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.
A Board Certified Orthodontist has reached a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond state required licensure, includes additional education and ongoing assessment, and indicates that an orthodontic specialist is upholding the standards of the credential.
The American Board of Orthodontics is the global leader in orthodontic board certification and sets the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
The mission of The American Board of Orthodontics is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration.