ABO Announces Newly Certified/Recertified Orthodontists

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ABO Announces Newly Certified/Recertified Orthodontists

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certified or recertified 203 orthodontists following their participation in the ABO Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination in February 2020 in St. Louis. The Clinical Examination is the second of a two-part certification process that also includes prior completion of the Written Examination. ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.

“Board certification demonstrates a commitment to excellence in orthodontics to the public and colleagues,” said Dr. Nicholas D. Barone, ABO president. “I congratulate all of our newly certified and recertified orthodontists.”

To learn more about ABO certification and the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination, visit The website offers information about the Clinical and Written Examinations, including study aids and registration information. The ABO now uses only the Scenario-Based Oral Clinical Examination; use of the Traditional Case Clinical Examination ended in 2019.

Currently, approximately 46 percent of AAO practicing orthodontists are ABO certified.

The following newly certified or recertified orthodontists are in the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists constituency.

Dr. Chaim B. Adler
Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Al Azzawi
Dr. Tofool Alghanem
Dr. Michael Arrigo, II
Dr. Soulafa Susan Baloul
Dr. Shira Bernstein
Dr. Kimberly Bui
Dr. Bianca S. Cabri
Dr. Allison Greenberg
Dr. Rahul Gulati
Dr. Darren Huang
Dr. Elexis E. Joffre
Dr. Nina B. Laracuente
Dr. Chen-Hsing Lin
Dr. Tongxin Liu
Dr. Fernanda D. Marchi
Dr. Saju Mathew
Dr. Cynthia Micaroni
Dr. Grace Noh
Dr. Samuel Ire Obamiyi
Dr. Dong Heon Oh
Dr. Shany C. Park
Dr. Marni Phillips
Dr. Stephanie Phillis
Dr. Melena Planzos
Dr. Ali R. Rad
Dr. Vincent Santucci
Dr. Brittany Ann Swiderski
Dr. Elise M. Vincelette
Dr. Ying Wan

About the ABO

The ABO is the global leader in orthodontic board certification and sets the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The ABO’s mission is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration. Founded in 1929, the ABO was the first specialty board in dentistry. It is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists. To learn more, visit

The certificate issued by the ABO signifies 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.

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