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Indian Board Of Orthodontics

about us
The First Batch Of IBO Diplomates

The Indian Orthodontic Society (IOS) has always endeavoured to foster excellence amongst its members thereby enhancing the quality of orthodontic care rendered to the public at large. An initiative to this end, the Indian Board of Orthodontics (IBO) was founded in the year 1998 towards promoting the highest standards of clinical orthodontic care in India. The Indian Board of Orthodontics is the first speciality board to be constituted among the dental specialities in India.

At the 25th Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the IOS at Mumbai in 1990, a formal proposal with guiding principles to set up an autonomous, independent specialty Board was made by the executive committee, which was unanimously accepted by the members at the AGM. The constitution of the Board was presented to the AGM of the IOS in 1998 at Manipal, and was accepted. The Indian Board of Orthodontics was thus created under the aegis of the Indian Orthodontic Society, with its own constitution and management.

The objectives of the Indian Board of Orthodontics are

  • To stimulate the spirit of self-improvement amongst teachers, practitioners and students of orthodontics.
  • To encourage continued professional review, elevation of standards of education and treatment in orthodontics throughout one’s professional career.


The mission of the Board is to encourage a greater number of orthodontists to take up the exams and prove their excellence in the field of Orthodontics which collectively serves to raise the bar of clinical excellence in the practice of the speciality at large.


The vision of the Board is to become a global leader in speciality Board certification practices for promoting excellence in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics and for establishing standards and parameters for professional care.

Core Values

The Board is built on the core values of integrity, inclusive development of all stakeholders through professional collaboration and education, credibility and equitable assessment of professional competence.