A Passion for Orthodontics
After obtaining a doctorate degree from dental school, an orthodontist completes two to three more years of specialty training in an orthodontic residency program where they become experts in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. To become board-certified orthodontists like Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tang, they must then take additional voluntary steps to show their commitment to excellence, as well as lifelong learning.
What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?
Once an orthodontist has become a certified specialist in orthodontics, to then become board certified, they must complete peer-developed written and clinical examinations. The process requires hundreds of extra hours of preparation and education. They must also renew their certification every 10 years highlighting a dedication to the highest quality of patient care.