Certification renewal process of the American Board of Orthodontics
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The American Board of Orthodontics was established in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. Its goal is to protect the public by ensuring competency through the certification of eligible orthodontists. Originally, applicants for certification submitted a thesis, 5 case reports, and a set of casts with appliances. Once granted, the certification never expired. Requirements have changed over the years. In 1950, 15 cases were required, and then 10 in 1987. The Board has continued to refine and improve the certification process. In 1998, certification became time limited, and a renewal process was initiated. The Board continues to improve the recertification process.
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Castelein, P. T., DeLeon, E., Dugoni, S. A., Chung, C., Tadlock, L. P., Barone, N. D., ... Kastrop, M. C.