The American Board of Orthodontics provided the information below:

ABO Clinical Examination Update

The American Board of Orthodontics certified or recertified 229 examinees during the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2022, including the February 2022 Scenario-based Clinical Examination held at Pearson-Vue Testing Centers Worldwide. The February examination had a pass rate of 78.8%. In addition, the ABO certified or recertified 123 examinees during the 2nd quarter of 2022 via the mail-in or online BCE option to complete their banking process. A complete listing of newly certified/recertified orthodontists by constituency can be found HERE. The October 2022 Clinical Examination was also held with results to be announced.  

There will be one Scenario-based Clinical Examination held in 2023. The examination dates are February 23-24, 2023 at Pearson-Vue Testing Centers Worldwide. Online registration is currently open and registration has been extended until November 11, 2022, or when full.

Certification Renewal Examinations are required every 10 years to keep your board certification in an active status (unless Lifetime status is in place). The process may begin no earlier than 36 months prior to the expiration date printed on your board certified orthodontist certificate.

As a reminder, materials to prepare for all of the examination are continuously updated and are located on the ABO website. Should you have questions regarding the Clinical Examination, please contact Kim Koch, clinical examination coordinator, at [email protected].

ABO Written Examination Update

The ABO Written Examination was administered to 412 examinees on April 5, 2022, at Pearson-Vue Centers in the United States and Canada with a 90% pass rate.

The 2023 Written Examination will be held on April 4. Registration opens November 9, 2022. In preparation for the 2023 Written Examination, the Written Exam Reading List has been updated and is located on the ABO website.

Should you have questions regarding the Written Examination, please let us know.

Board Certified Orthodontists Now Account for More than Half (58%) of AAO Orthodontists

The ABO is proud to announce that more than half of AAO orthodontists are now board certified. Board certification ensures we are able to continue to advance orthodontics by striving for the highest level of patient care and allows us to make a collective impact on the specialty. Please watch the video below on how we are leading the way – Together! View video HERE.

AAO Annual Session 2022

We would like to thank those of you who visited the ABO’s booth and Open House during the 2022 AAO Annual Session in Miami, Florida. The ABO is here to support you in your board certification efforts. Should you have questions regarding the board certification process, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!

It Takes a Specialist

“It Takes a Specialist” ABO video; a tool designed to help all of us get the word out about the importance of using a specialist. Together, we can make a difference. Available for download to all board certified orthodontists via personal ABO online dashboard accounts. Please view HERE.

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