austrian board of orthodontists

the highest national proof of qualification for orthodontics


One of the main objectives of board examinations is to spark the ambition of colleagues to improve their professional skills by critical self-assessment and examination. An irreplaceable experience. “

Univ. Doz. Dr. Frank Weiland

What is the Austrian Board of Orthodontists (ABO)?

A membership in the Austrian Board of Orthodontists is the highest national proof of qualification. To become a member of the ABO an extensive voluntary practical and theoretical (notarially certified) examination must be passed.

As a certified member of the ABO, orthodontic practitioners obligate themselves to exercise their great clinical abilities in accordance with medical ethics to the benefit of their patients and the repute of the profession.

The ABO is meant to be a set of rules which not only offers orthodontists, but all committed colleagues in the orthodontic domain, the chance to have their knowledge and skills tested by a neutral expert committee.

Upon confirmation as a member of the Austrian Board of Orthodontists colleagues practicing orthodontics have thus voluntarily proven their professional qualification to conduct orthodontic treatments with very good results in accordance with the state of science.

ABO Objective

The objective of the Austrian Board of Orthodontists is to improve the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional cooperation.

History of the ABO

In dependence on the European Board of Orthodontists (EBO) (Est. 1996), the Austrian Board of Orthodontists was established 1998 on a national level by the VÖK (Verband Österreichischer Kieferorthopäden; Association of Austrian Orthodontists) in collaboration with the three Austrian medical universities.

FAQs for Colleagues

The candidate must verify a minimum of 3 years of predominant or exclusive orthodontic work (in his/her own practice and/or at an orthodontic department at a university clinic or comparable institution). Corresponding verification must be submitted.

The VÖK offers a preliminary seminar for the ABO exam.

Date for the preparatory seminar: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Course fee: € 180, for orthodontic training assistants course fee € 140.

The deadline to register for the examination 2025 (expected March 8/9, 2025) is July 31, 2024.

The examination to obtain the ABO membership is held once a year.

Examination date 2025: expected March 8/9, 2025

Please take note of the registration deadline on July 31, 2024.

The examination can be taken in German or English.

Alle Informationen zur ABO Prüfung im Überblick

Test your knowledge and skills by a neutral expert committee.

Register for the ABO examination.

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