Friday, May 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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AAO Annual Session 
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Atlanta, GA

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College of Diplomates 

College of Diplomates (CDABO) Prep Course for the ABO Clinical Exam 

The College (CDABO) is pleased to offer a preparatory course for individuals interested in taking the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) new Scenario-based Oral Clinical Examination to achieve board certification.  The ABO Written Examination never expires; if you have previously successfully completed this component, you are now ready to take the Clinical Examination. The course outline will consist of an overview of the new examination format and how to prepare.  Review of the Discrepancy Index, Cast-Radiography Evaluation and Case Management Form will take place, and will include a hands-on practice with calibration models and video references. Understanding dental and skeletal changes that occur with growth, assessing hand-wrist radiographs, and interpretation of cephalometric superimpositions (with proper structure identification) will be reviewed.  The scenario exam development process, along with sample case questions and answers will be discussed, as will critical thinking skills and examination scoring. ABO directors/staff will participate in a Q&A session for attendees.

The Prep Course has been expanded to an eight hour course to assist attendees in preparing for the new exam format.  Participants will receive 8 CE credits for their participation.

Registration fee includes one ABO measuring gauge per registrant provided at the exam.  Lunch will be included.

Space is limited to 70, assigned on a first-come basis.  ACT NOW to reserve your spot in the class.

Cancellation Refund Policy:  Since space is limited, there is no refund for cancellations after March 15, 2020.


The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by board of dentistry. The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics designates this activity for up to 8 continuing education credits.