When people use a medical expert for treatment, they come across a new language. One of titles and certifications. In the dental industry, certification is sought after and difficult to achieve. There are many levels to which an orthodontist must qualify before being a Board-Certified Orthodontist. In this post, we’ll show what a Board-Certified Orthodontist is and why it matters. Let’s get stuck in.
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Board-Certified – What’s The Deal?
Some orthodontists advertise themselves as board-certified. This isn’t always the case. Others haven’t done the necessary exams for recognition. This of course doesn’t mean they are not experts in their field. Board-Certified orthodontists go the extra mile. Why? we will answer in a moment. First, let’s tackle what an orthodontist is and what certification means, and who gives the accreditation out in the first place.
What is an Orthodontist?
What is Board Certification and Who Gives it?
ABO Board Certification is a credential achieved in a voluntary manner. It is a credential that represents the orthodontist’s commitment. A commitment to upholding the highest standards of specialty practice. And of course industry knowledge. Not to mention a commitment to lifelong learning.
A commitment to lifelong learning.
Where Are They?
You will need to use the official Orthodontist Locator. This webpage has a complete list of all accredited orthodontists. Here you will find the expert most local to you and your family. Only 35% of orthodontists are board-certified. You are bound to find one in your town or city.
Suite A-200 Nashville, TN 37215
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.