American Board of Orthodontics Certified
Only 1 in 3 orthodontist are Board Certified.
At Specialty Smiles both of our orthodontists, Dr. Sedeño and Dr. Alfonso, are American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Certified.
What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through the process of demonstrating their judgment, skills and knowledge to their orthodontic peers in order to ultimately provide 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.
*COUNCIL ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOC.