Dr. Douglas Wright, DDS of Owl Orthodontics successfully completed his board recertification by the American Board of Orthodontics. While this esteemed accreditation is not required to practice orthodontics, it certainly demonstrates Dr. Wright’s commitment to excellence in orthodontics. As an ABO diplomate, Dr. Wright is in an elite class of orthodontic professionals.
Passing the Board Certification process generally takes about a year of careful preparation. It involves a thorough written examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. After Dr. Wright successfully completed the written exam, he was able to present six case records to a board of examiners in Dallas, TX. These expert examiners will then evaluate the cases on their merit.
According to the American Board of Orthodontics, it is “a certification of attainment. It does not confer any legal qualification, privilege, or license to practice orthodontics. It is not a professional or academic degree. In essence, Board certification is a process by which an individual orthodontist is voluntarily examined by his/her peers as to orthodontic knowledge and clinical skills. The passage of the examination process is a demonstration to the dental profession and the general public of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.”
This board certification from the ABO is valid for ten years. Dr. Wright is very proud of this accreditation and fortunate to be one of only a few in the area who have committed to this high standard.