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Dr. Dunham Achieves Board Certification from the ABO

Dr. Dunham Achieves Board Certification from the ABO
May 29, 2024 Jennifer Krupa
In Blog

Dr. Christy Dunham Achieves Board Certification: A Commitment to Excellence in Orthodontics

At Prettyman Orthodontics, we are thrilled to announce that our very own Dr. Christy Dunham has recently acquired her board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). This significant achievement marks a new milestone in her budding career.

A Lifelong Passion for Orthodontics

Dr. Dunham’s journey to becoming a board-certified orthodontist began with a spark in the fifth grade. “I’ve been fascinated by orthodontics ever since,” she recalls. “The idea of braces transforming a smile and boosting confidence really captivated me.” This early interest ignited a lifelong passion for the field.

Her academic achievements mirrored this passion.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, gaining a strong foundation in health and wellness – knowledge directly applicable to orthodontics. Dr. Dunham then graduated in the top 10% of her class at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine. This accomplishment showcases her dedication to excellence and her drive to pursue her chosen profession.

Why Board Certification?

Board certification by the ABO is a voluntary process that goes beyond the mandatory requirements for orthodontic practice. It involves a rigorous examination process and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement with required recertification every seven years. So, why did Dr. Dunham choose to pursue this challenging certification?

“For me, it’s about striving for the highest standard of care for my patients,” Dr. Dunham explains. “Board certification is a way to demonstrate my dedication to ongoing education and excellence in orthodontics. It’s about being the best I can be for the people who trust me with their smiles.”

Commitment to Innovation and Excellence

Dr. Dunham’s passion for orthodontics extends to all areas of the field. “I am fascinated by the advancements in orthodontic techniques and technology,” she says. “Staying up-to-date with the latest innovations allows me to offer my patients the most effective and comfortable treatments available. Board certification helps ensure that I stay at the forefront of these developments.”

A Personal Commitment

Achieving board certification is not just a professional milestone; it’s a personal one for Dr. Dunham. “It’s about fulfilling a promise I made to myself when I first became interested in orthodontics,” she shares. “Every patient deserves the best care possible, and this certification is part of my commitment to providing that.”

At Prettyman Orthodontics, we are incredibly proud of Dr. Dunham’s achievements. Her dedication to her craft and her patients is evident in every aspect of her work. We are excited to see the positive impact she will continue to make in our community.

Join Us in Celebrating

We invite you to join us in celebrating Dr. Dunham’s remarkable accomplishment. If you have any questions about orthodontic treatments or want to learn more about how Dr. Dunham can help you achieve your best smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Her expertise, passion, and commitment to excellence make her an outstanding orthodontist who is ready to transform your smile and your confidence.