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General Terms and Conditions

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) copyrights the data and information contained in this website unless otherwise indicated. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties. No material from this website may be reproduced on other websites. No material from this website may be printed or reproduced without the expressed written consent of the Directors of The American Board of Orthodontics.

Refund Policy

All fees paid to the ABO including, but not limited to annual fees, verification, and exam registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Links to Other Internet Sites

At certain places on this website, "links" to other Internet addresses are made available for the visitor. Such references do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the ABO. The ABO does not endorse or control any individual Board Certified Orthodontist, Constituent, Component or Institution that may be listed within these web pages.

The ABO is not responsible for information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by external Internet addresses accessed through this site. Because such organizations operate independent of the ABO, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. Use of information obtained from this website, or any externally linked website, is considered voluntary.

Directory of Board Certified Orthodontists

The ABO has established a searchable database developed from information provided by Board Certified Orthodontists. Only those orthodontists who have completed Board Certification from The American Board of Orthodontics are listed in this database.

The ABO does not operate a database that lists orthodontists by treatment methods.  If you are looking for a qualified, ABO Board Certified Orthodontist, we recommend you contact one or more orthodontists listed through our searchable database to discuss your orthodontic needs.

Terms and Conditions of Directory Use

Information presented by and/or retrieved from the ABO Directory of Board Certified Orthodontists may NOT be utilized for commercial endeavors or any purpose not intended by the ABO, including, but not limited to, creating mailing lists or any other lists of directory information. The ABO Directory information may NOT be republished or sold, in whole or in part. The use of the ABO Directory to reproduce independent data files or compendiums of statistical information is also prohibited.

Primary Source Verification Requirements

Certification/Recertification and Expiration dates published in the ABO Directory's Certification History at are approved for business use and are valid to meet the primary source verification requirements for credentialing as set by JCAHO, NCQA and other accrediting agencies.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities of Directory Use

Although the ABO undertakes reasonable efforts to keep the contact information contained in the ABO Directory accurate, the ABO does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the contact information. Furthermore, the ABO does not endorse the individuals presented by the ABO Directory or the services they may provide.

In no event, shall the ABO be held liable for any decision made or action taken resulting from the utilization of the ABO Directory by an individual and/or business entity. Concerns about perceived violations of a Board Certified Orthodontist in the ABO Directory may be sent in writing to the ABO central office. The ABO does not guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of a written complaint and shall not be obligated to take any action.

All ABO Directory users agree to hold the ABO, its subsidiaries and related entities, their officers, trustees, employees and agents harmless with respect to the ABO Directory, including, without limitation, reliance on content obtained from the directory. All users of the ABO Directory agree that no fees, charges, damages or penalties shall be due from the ABO as a result of the ABO Directory, and that all users of the ABO Directory hereby waive the right to bring any claim against the ABO, its subsidiaries, related entities, officers, trustees, employees and agents, directly or indirectly, resulting from use of the ABO Directory.

This agreement shall be governed by Missouri law, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Missouri for any action arising from your participation in the ABO website.