What does ABO Board Certification mean?

A smile is the universal welcome.

 Jay and Carolyn are board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, signifying the most elevated level of orthodontic care for patients. Board certification requires extensive experience, beyond the orthodontic residency program, to demonstrate superior judgment, skills and knowledge in all aspects of orthodontic care. It indicates excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.

The core values of the American Board of Orthodontics are to:


F iscal Responsibility
I ntegrity and Excellence
R espect
S ervice Above Self
T rust and Teamwork

But board certification at Decoteau Orthodontics means so much more. It means that Jay and Carolyn will consider you as a special and unique individual as they guide you through your orthodontic process, to support your dental health, enhance your sense of self, and create a beautiful smile. You can feel comfortable trusting Jay and Carolyn to treat you as if you were a member of their family.