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.
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.