What is ABO Certification?

The American Board of Orthodontics, the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry, certifies orthodontists who adhere to the highest possible standards in their industry. That’s why Dr. T. Luke Roberts is proud to be the longest-standing board certified orthodontist here in Asheville, NC!

Board certification is a voluntary extra step that Dr. Roberts believes strongly in – it’s just one of the ways we like to ensure our patients they’re receiving the best care possible. A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, like Dr. Roberts, is required to pass written and clinical examinations, be examined by his or her peers, and have his or her credentials reviewed comprehensively.

Dr. Roberts’ commitment to certification goes back to his childhood. “My father was the only board certified plastic surgeon in our town of Spartanburg, and I couldn’t imagine patients wanting to go to a plastic surgeon who wasn’t board certified,” he says. “I feel the same way about orthodontics.”

“It has a lot of importance, to maintain the highest level of standards. By going to a board certified orthodontist, that’s what you’re guaranteeing you’re doing.”