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Website Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern the use of the website of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO): By using our website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use.

Ownership of the Information in this Website

The ABO holds the copyright to the data and information contained in this website unless otherwise indicated. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law, and subject to criminal and civil penalties. No data or information from this website may be reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the ABO.

Use of the Orthodontist Locator

The ABO has established an Orthodontist Locator, which is a searchable database of Board-Certified Orthodontists. Only those orthodontists who have completed Board Certification with the ABO are eligible to be listed in the Orthodontist Locator. However, the ABO does not recommend or endorse any of the Board-Certified Orthodontists listed in the Orthodontist Locator, or the services they provide. It is up to every patient, in consultation with the orthodontist of their choice, to determine what orthodontic treatment is right for them.

The Orthodontist Locator includes information provided by Board Certified Orthodontists. Although the ABO makes reasonable efforts to keep the contact information contained in the Orthodontist Locator up to date, the ABO cannot guarantee that the information available through the Orthodontist Locator is complete and accurate.

The Orthodontist Locator does not list orthodontists by treatment methods. If you are looking for a qualified ABO Board Certified Orthodontist, we recommend that you contact one or more orthodontists listed through our Orthodontist Locator to discuss your orthodontic needs.

Information obtained through the Orthodontist Locator may NOT be used for any commercial purpose. For example, information from the Orthodontist Locator may not be used to create a mailing list or other collection of orthodontists’ contact information.

Information from the Orthodontist Locator likewise may not be used to contact a listed Board Certified Orthodontist for any purpose other than in connection with orthodontic treatment.   

Information from the Orthodontist Locator may not be:

  • Sold;
  • Transferred in exchange for anything of value;
  • Republished, in whole or in any part; or
  • Used to create independent data files or compendiums of statistical information.

Links to Other Internet Sites

This website contains links to other websites not operated by the ABO. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. The fact that a link appears on this website is not an endorsement or an approval by the ABO of any of the products, services, opinions, or information provided on any external website. The ABO is not responsible for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external website. If you have questions about the content of any external website, you should contact the operator of that site.

No Guarantees

Although we strive to keep the information available on the website current and accurate, errors can occur. We make no guarantees about the accuracy of any information on this website. ABO will not be liable to you, or to any other person or entity, for any harm that arises from or relates to use of the website. 

Changes to these Terms of Use

We may change these Terms of Use at any time. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our website.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, the ABO website or someone’s use of the ABO website, please contact us:

American Board of Orthodontics

401 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 300

St Louis, MO 63141-7839

Phone: (314) 432-6130

Fax: (314) 432-8170

*The ABO does not guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of a reported concern.

Last Updated

These Terms of Use were last updated 12.1.2021