Board certification is a process by which an individual orthodontist is voluntarily examined by his/her peers as to his/her 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 the continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. A Board- certified orthodontist has reached a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond the state required licensure and thus is a confirmation of an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care.
The Indian Board of Orthodontics (IBO) is the only speciality Board recognised by the Indian Orthodontic Society.
The IBO Board certification involves series of written and clinical exams in which the knowledge base and clinical skills of the orthodontist is thoroughly evaluated. On successful completion of these exams the candidate is qualified as a "Diplomate of the Indian Board of Orthodontics" and is designated "Board Certified”.