The process of Board certification process requires the clinician to intensely review one’s orthodontic training, temper it with experience garnered overs years of clinical practice, and challenge oneself to put to test his/ her clinical expertise through a display of selected treated cases for peer assessment.
Viewed this way, Board certification is a credential that has committed the clinician to not only deliver the best in terms of clinical care to his patients, but also never to deviate and to always strive to achieve the best in terms of contemporary orthodontic goals.
This when done collectively definitely raises the bar of clinical excellence in the practice of the speciality at large. Viewed this way, Board certification is a commitment to highest standards of care in a medical speciality.
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.