American Association of Orthodontics – The American Association of Orthodontics is the national organization of dental specialists who limit their practice to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Founded in 1900, the AAO is the oldest and largest dental specialty organization in the United States and Canada. The AAO is dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics, improving the health of the public by promoting quality orthodontic care, and supporting the successful practice of orthodontis.
American Board of Orthodontics – The American Board of Orthodontics is a certification program for orthodontists. The Board was founded in 1929 and the mission is to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics. Certification is a voluntary process and provides an extensive review of the orthodontist’s basic education, as well as an intensive assessment of the orthodontist’s clinical expertise. Upon certification the orthodontist earns the certificate of the Board and the title “Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.” It is the only board sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontics and the only certifying board recognized by the American Dental Association. There are only 2000 orthodontists in the world that are Diplomats.
American Dental Association – The American Dental Association was founded in 1859 and is the largest and oldest national dental association in the world. The Association’s councils serve as policy recommending agencies. Each council is assigned to study issues relating to its special area of interest and to make recommendations on those matters to the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates. The Association is committed to accrediting dental, advanced dental and allied dental education programs in the United States.
OBI Bioesthetic Dentistry – Bioesthetic Dentistry utlizes the qualities of the most healthy natural living human systems. This ideal biologic form results in beauty, function, comfort and longevity. Bioesthetic dentists have the knowledge and techniques to treat proactively toward a specific optimal health goal.
Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists – The Roth Williams orthodontist has taken a special advanced course that teaches the Roth Williams Philosophy of orthodontics. Graduates of this course have been shown how to correct the bite as well as align the teeth for an attractive smile. Thus for the Roth Williams doctor, orthodontics is a health service