For Dr. Fergus, being a life-long learner has always been a part of who she is. After all, she did pursue three additional years of specialized training after completing dental school to earn her Masters of Dental Science and Certification in Advanced Orthodontic Education. After all of that formal education, most orthodontists are satisfied to put away the books for good, but not Dr. Fergus. As a commitment to continued education and staying informed in the advances of orthodontic medicine, Dr. Fergus became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics – a distinction that less than 20% of practicing orthodontists have.
What is a board-certified orthodontist?
This means that Dr. Fergus isn’t just a great orthodontist, she is a board-certified orthodontist! The small percentage of orthodontists who choose to enhance their knowledge and practice by becoming board-certified, complete on-going education and testing to uphold their certification. This includes an American Board of Orthodontics written and clinical test, as well as certification renewal every ten years. Becoming a board-certified orthodontist is a totally voluntary step that shows a commitment to excellence in patient care and lifelong learning.
Who is the American Board of Orthodontics
The American Board of Orthodontics is the global leader in orthodontic board certification and sets the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The mission of The American Board of Orthodontics is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education, and professional collaboration. The American Board of Orthodontics is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Why this matters for Fergus Orthodontics
You may be thinking, “This is great, but what does it mean for me?” For the patients of Fergus Orthodontics, it means that you can feel confident in the fact that you’re receiving the most excellent clinical and patient care available in orthodontics today. When it comes to your healthcare, “pretty good” won’t do. You deserve a doctor who has taken the time and effort to refine their skill and knowledge — a specialist. In Dr. Fergus, that is exactly what you will experience.
At Fergus Orthodontics, we never settle for good enough. Our entire team is dedicated to giving our patients the best orthodontic treatment possible. From the final result of a dazzling new smile to every single interaction along the way, we care about our patient’s experience and wellbeing. Visit our website here to book your free consultation today. See for yourself the difference a specialist can make in your smile.