ABO Announces Newly Certified/Recertified Orthodontists

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) granted certification to 165 orthodontists during the first and second quarters of 2023, while another 26 orthodontists completed their 10-year certification renewal requirements. 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.

Attaining first-time ABO certification requires successful completion of the Written Examination and then the Clinical Examination. Orthodontists gaining recertification must successfully complete the Recertification Examination and requirements.

“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate all those who have completed the certification or certification renewal processes,” said Dr. Patrick F. Foley, ABO 2022-2023 president.  “The continued interest in pursuing certification sends to the public the message that excellent orthodontic care can be best delivered by the orthodontic specialist.”

The ABO currently represents 61% of AAO membership.

To learn more about ABO certification and the Scenario-Based Clinical Examination, visit The website offers information about Clinical and Written Examinations, including study aids and registration information.

The following newly certified or recertified orthodontists are listed regionally by constituent society of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Northeastern Society of Orthodontists

 Newly Board Certified

Dr. Jaytron Robert Charles
Dr. Stephanie Colaiacovo
Dr. Nicolas M. Freda
Dr. Olivia Griswold
Dr. Veronica A. Hopkins
Dr. Devin James Linke Klein
Dr. Danielle Kristal
Dr. Min Gyu Kwak
Dr. Alex Ma
Dr. Theodore G. Mantzikos
Dr. Elizabeth Recchion
Dr. Hailey Taylor
Dr. Erica M. Weinberg


Dr. Laura C. Sotomayor
Dr. Sheeba Zaidi
Dr. Gui H. Zhang