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American Board of Orthodontics Doctor Certification

An American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification is a voluntary credential that Dr. Hurst undertook to assure his patients that he has the knowledge and skills to provide quality care and results with proper collaboration of his patients. A Board certification is a unique achievement that only encompasses 25% of orthodontists in the country. To achieve Board certified status, Dr. Hurst voluntarily completed a rigorous process that included peer-developed, externally validated written and clinical examinations; this process can take up to ten years. Dr. Hurst’s voluntary certification should not only reassure his patients of his high competence within the orthodontic field, but should also signify his love and dedication to the art of orthodontics.

The board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:
  • To evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates
  • To re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of recertification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career
  • To support the development of quality graduate, postgraduate, and continuing education programs in orthodontics
  • To promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world