American Board of Orthodontics Doctor Certification
In 2005, Dr. Reichl became the first board certified orthodontist in Waukesha and Hartland and achieved membership in the American Board of Orthodontics. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) was founded in 1929. It is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO's aim is to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners. After completing an orthodontic residency training program, an orthodontist can voluntarily elect to complete the process to become board certified.
Becoming Board Certified
To become board certified, an orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of his or her credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years.
What does it mean to be board certified?
A board-certified orthodontist has been voluntarily examined by his or her peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.