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What is the Importance of a Board Certified Orthodontist?

Our orthodontist, Dr. Meagan Struby, is specially trained to treat both children and adults. To become an orthodontist, she completed a graduate program in dentistry and went through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program. Here, she was trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Most orthodontists are not board certified, based on a study conducted in 2017. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) board certification is voluntary, but it represents an orthodontist’s commitment to the specialty practice, its standards, and to continued learning. Dr. Struby accomplished various milestones to become board certified. This includes completing peer-developed, externally-validated written and clinical examinations. She has reached this achievement through her pursuit of additional education and continuous self-assessment.

The fact that Dr. Struby is board certified by the ABO shows her level of commitment to providing the utmost quality of care to all of her patients.