Diplomate – A Step Beyond

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Drs. Minium, Kearns and Lamb are Diplomates of The American Board of Orthodontics and have gone a step beyond.

This voluntary effort in continuing education is unique in that it applies earlier classroom work and conventional continuing education to the real world of patient care, culminating in presentation of treatment results for critical review by a panel of nationally-respected peers. The significance of board certification, however, goes far beyond achieving the approval of a small panel of experts.

The greatest benefit comes from the in-depth self-evaluation that is required by years of preparation and continued maintenance of board certification, spanning a career's quest for excellence.

Requirements for Certification by The American Board of Orthodontics:

  • Graduation from an ADA accredited orthodontic institution.
  • Successful completion of a written examination.
  • Presentation of completed cases to demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Continued maintenance of skills in diagnosis and treatment demonstrated by periodic re-examination and presentation of patient records.
  • Application Confirmation of the Required Orthodontic Education. This requires documentation that the orthodontist has followed his/her general dental education with at least two additional years of full time post-doctoral study in an orthodontic program accredited by the American Dental Association.