Board Certification


ABO (Board) Certification

Becoming Board Certified

Board-certification.jpgNot all orthodontists are board certified. Only about 1 in 3 orthodontist in the country are 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 their credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Dr. John DiGiovanni is the only board certified orthodontist in Laguna Beach one of only a few board certified orthodontists in Newport Beach and Orange County.

What does it mean to be board certified?

A board certified orthodontist is known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.



American Board of Orthodontic Doctor Certification

Why Choose A Board Certified Orthodontist

Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontists understand the complexity of growth development and facial form. Treatment plans include issues related to the jaw and bite, not just movement of teeth. There’s a reason orthodontists go to additional years of highly competitive orthodontic school – to learn and perfect their ability in the specialty. A general dentist is ideal for providing regular oral health check-ups, comparable to your family doctor. Many dentists offer orthodontic treatment plans, but have not been trained or educated in the area.

A board certified orthodontist is committed to the highest level of patient care including a comprehensive treatment approach to ensure quality work. And board certified orthodontists must re-new their certification every 10 years to demonstrate their continuous commitment to excellence.