Examination process for the attainment of the ABO-Certification
The examination is split into two parts.
Part 1 – Case Presentations
Part 1 is based on the presentation and evaluation of the documents presented
concerning eight completed cases, which comprise a suitable spectrum of malocclusions. The board of examiners will evaluate the cases according to their complexity and the results of treatment. To a lesser extent, the presentation of documentation (written information, dental casts, X-rays, etc.) are part of the evaluation.
Part 2 – Oral Examination
The oral examination is conducted in German or in English. Its purpose is to determine the knowledge, comprehension and abilities of the candidate regarding performing orthodontic treatment. The candidate will be given the initial documents of two cases unknown to them regarding a diagnostic analysis and a treatment plan. The presented materials consist of dental casts, photographs and X-rays. The candidate must perform tracing of the lateral skull radiograph and analysis in accordance with the guidelines of the European Board of Orthodontics. The candidate has also the possibility to perform additional tracings of the cephalometric radiographs if they wish to do so.