By Jack Sanders
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg recently completed and passed his professional board examinations administered by the American Board of Orthodontics and had become the only board-certified orthodontist in Ridgefield.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association-accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics.
A dentist who graduates from an orthodontic specialty program becomes eligible for board certification through the voluntary examination process of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).
Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
The certification process involves a thorough written examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful passage allows the orthodontist to present treated cases that will be evaluated by expert examiners of the board during a clinical examination. Certification is awarded for a time-limited period, and the orthodontist must undergo re-examination periodically to retain the board-certified status.
Dr. Langberg, who lives in Ridgefield with his family, opened his Danbury Road office here seven years ago. He provides orthodontic treatment to both adults and children. In addition to traditional braces, Dr. Langberg is an Invisalign and Invisible Incognito orthodontic braces provider.