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Meyer Orthodontics in Brookings Blog

What is a Board-certified Orthodontist?

Many medical and dental specialties have a board certification. In medicine, they are mandatory for you to practice your specialty. In dentistry, they are optional. It’s a way to improve your skills and another standard to improve your level of care.

After you get your orthodontic degree, you apply and take a written test to become board eligible. After you pass the written test, you have to collect some cases. There are six to ten cases that you present to a board of orthodontists. They review the before and after the case, how they’ve been treated, and why you treated them the way you did. Then you get your board certification.

It’s nothing that is mandatory but it does give you another qualification that you have been keeping up on your orthodontic knowledge and have a certain dedication to quality and care.

Dr. Meyer is the only board-certified orthodontist in Brookings and Madison, SD.