Board Certified Orthodontist A Step Beyond
What is a Board Certified Orthodontist? An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes an orthodontic specialist who is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
The certification process involves a thorough Written Examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful passage allows the orthodontist to present treated cases which will be evaluated by expert examiners of the Board during the second phase of the board certification process. The final step is an oral exam covering all subjects of advanced case diagnosis, treatment, planning, and knowledge of the orthodontic literature and research. Upon successful completion of these steps, the orthodontic specialist is then granted “board certified” status – a difficult and unique achievement that only 25% of all orthodontists achieve.
Schulman Study Group
Dr. Gluck is a member of the prestigious Schulman Study Group (SSG), a nationally recognized association of prominent orthodontic practices in North America. Schulman Study Group members share a commitment to exceptional patient care, quality of orthodontic experience, and continuing education. Membership in the SSG is by invitation only and is limited to 125 orthodontic specialists in North America. Less than 1% of all orthodontists nominated for membership are accepted into the group. Dr. Gluck is proud to sit on the Board of Directors of the SSG, having been nominated and elected by the group members to this six-year term.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Orthodontic Residency Program
Dr. Gluck lectures and teaches as an Attending faculty member at Vanderbilt University’s Orthodontic Residency program since 2009. He is on staff at both the University Medical School and University Hospital. The residency program in orthodontics is a 26 month hospital-based program. The program combines clinical training with studies of the basic sciences as related to orthodontics. All instruction is conducted within Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The program is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Edward Hartley Angle Award, October 2012
Dr. Gluck received this award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in recognition of sustained excellence in resident orthodontic education.
Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service
Known for the outstanding quality in customer service, Dr. Gluck and his staff were highlighted in two books by Joe Calloway, a performance coach and consultant for branding and helping great companies get even better. In his bestselling books, Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison and Focus on the Customer: Winning and Keeping Today’s Tough New Customer, Mr. Calloway calls attention to Gluck Orthodontics and the spectacular customer service given each day at Gluck Orthodontics.
Associations and Awards