Membership

The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics was founded in 1979 with the following purposes:

  • to encourage professional development among orthodontists
  • to provide a forum for board certified orthodontists to interact scientifically and socially
  • to encourage orthodontists to become board-certified, and
  • to educate the public and the dental profession on the benefits of board certification.

To address these goals, the College…

  • provides family-oriented, continuing education meetings to enhance the quality of orthodontic care available to the public. The College holds an Annual Meeting where members and nonmembers may attend educational sessions. Registration material will be mailed to members and posted to this website.  Check our Meetings & Education page for specific locations and sessions offered.
  • publishes A Step Beyond brochure to explain the meaning of being a diplomate to patients and parents. Board certified orthodontists may order these brochures through The College. 
  • hosts a luncheon at the AAO Annual Session to recognize current and new diplomates, also disseminate information about board certification to non-certified orthodontists.
  • hosts a case display room at the AAO Annual Session where residents present their best cases.
  • assists with advocacy to encourage ABO certification to all CODA-accredited orthodontic residency programs in the United States and Canada.
  • publishes The Diplomate newsletter twice a year for CDABO members.

How to Join

Orthodontists certified by the American Board of Orthodontics are eligible to join the College of Diplomates by downloading the application form below:

Download CDABO Application PDF

A Step Beyond Brochure

Orthodontists certified by the American Board of Orthodontics may order the brochure, Your Orthodontist Has Gone A Step Beyond, by downloading the Step Beyond order form below:

Download The Step Beyond Order Form PDF

The cost for members of the College of Diplomates is $36.00 per 100.

The cost for non-members of the College of Diplomates is $61.00 per 100.

Membership Plaques

Click here to request to order a College Membership Plaque

Plaque

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics - 2131 Meadow Valley Dr., Innsbrook, MO 63390 Phone: 888-217-2988

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