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The Georgia School of Orthodontics’ 2019 and 2020 resident classes recently took and passed the American Board of Orthodontics’ written examination, which is the first of two steps for an orthodontist to become board-certified in the field.

A local orthodontics clinic and school is celebrating its students, all of whom passed the American Board of Orthodontics’ written examination.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics’ 2019 and 2020 resident classes recently took the exam, which is the first of two steps for an orthodontist to become board-certified in the field.

The written portion of the test is a “comprehensive exam that assesses the examinee’s knowledge of basic sciences and clinical concepts based on criterion-referenced testing,” GSO said.

“We are so proud of our resident classes of 2019 and 2020 for their achievements on the American Board of Orthodontics written examination. Their 100% passage rate is a testament to their comprehensive knowledge of orthodontic study and practices, as well as to the exceptional education and training provided by Georgia School of Orthodontics during their residency with us,” said GSO program Director Ricky Harrell. “We would like to congratulate the residents on this impressive accomplishment, as well as our faculty and staff for helping them to achieve this monumental goal.”

According to the American Board of Orthodontists, a board-certified orthodontist “has reached a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond state required licensure, includes additional education and ongoing assessment, and indicates that an orthodontic specialist is upholding the standards of the credential.”

GSO requires that all residents complete the ABO written exam during the second year of their orthodontic residency program.

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