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Board Certified Specialists

Both Dr. Amin Movahhedian and Dr. Hamed Vaziri are board certified. They became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics to make sure they provide the highest possible quality of care to their patients. While you are at AvA Orthodontics you know that you are in good hands. See some of our before & after photos. 

 
Why Is It Better to be Treated by a Board Certified Orthodontist? 

The board certification is a commitment to the highest standard of care to provide the best treatment possible for patients. Being board certified enables your orthodontist to properly treat any dental and skeletal problems in orthodontics with the best quality of care. 


Are All Orthodontists Board Certified?

No. Only 25 percent of orthodontists in the United State are board certified.


What is Board Certification?

American Board of Orthodontics was founded in 1929. The aim of this institute is to improve the standard quality of care in the field of orthodontics and to protect the public from any unqualified practitioner. 


How to Become an Orthodontist?

 An orthodontist is a dentist who is specialized in moving teeth and aligning jaws. A dentist interested in specializing in orthodontics needs to apply for a residency program at one of the accredited programs across the country. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, out of 100 dental school graduates, only six go on to become orthodontists. Upon admission, they need to finish 2 to 3 years of a specialty program in orthodontics. After finishing the residency program, the practitioner is licensed to practice and treat orthodontic patients exclusively, however they still are not board certified.  


How to Become a Board Certified Orthodontist? 

The board certification is a voluntary path that only some orthodontists pursue. In order to qualify for the exam, a licensed orthodontist needs to pass a few rigorous exams and treat a certain number of patients with an assortment of complex cases. Once all of these steps are passed, an orthodontist becomes board certified. 


What Are the Steps in Board Certification Process?

First part of the process is a written examination which consists of a variety of in depth questions about science and physics of tooth movement. The second part is the clinical part which requires treating a certain number of patients with very specific and complex dental and orthodontics problems and to finish their treatment to the highest level of care possible, defined by the board committee. Last but not least, the third part is the oral examination, answering questions of a panel of experts in different clinical and academic subjects related to the field of orthodontics. Upon finishing all these steps an orthodontist will be awarded a title of Board Certified. But it does not end here, in order to maintain this title a board certified orthodontist needs to go through a recertification program every ten years. 

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