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Latest News & Events

    ABO Examinations
  • November 19-22, 2019
        Scenario-based Oral Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
  • February 25-28, 2020
        Scenario-based Oral Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
  • April 7, 2020
        Written Exam
        U.S. and Canada
  • July 28-31, 2020
        Scenario-based Oral Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
  • November 17-20, 2020
        Scenario-based Oral Clinical Exam
        St. Louis, MO
    • Upcoming Events
    • November 16, 2019 10am-5:30pm
          College of Diplomates Prep Course
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    • November 17, 2019 7am-3pm
          College of Diplomates Prep Course
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    • May 1 - 4, 2020
          AAO Annual Session
          Atlanta, GA
    • May 2, 2020 8:30-9:30am
          Educator and Advocate Workshop
          AAO Annual Session Atlants, GA
    • May 2 - 3, 2020 9:30-11:30am
          ABO Open House/Info Session
          AAO Annual Session Atlanta, GA
    • May 2, 2020 12pm-1:30pm
          College of Diplomates Luncheon
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    • May 1, 2020 8am-5pm
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Why Board Certification

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.

General Public: Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontists understand the complexity of growth development and facial form. Choose a board certified specialist. Learn more.

Orthodontic Residents: You are the future of our specialty. The ABO is here to support you throughout residency as you prepare to challenge the Board Certification Process. Check out our study tools and online resources.

Board Certified Orthodontists: 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. Locate the ABO toolkit to help distinguish your accomplishment.


AAO 120th Annual Session


Atlanta, GA

May 1-4, 2020




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