Dr. Milberg has been an orthodontist for over 40 years, 25 of which have been here in San Diego and Coronado. Dr. Milberg and Dr. Laura share a unique blend of training from two of the top internationally recognized orthodontic programs. Both of our Doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (a distinction less than 30% of orthodontists hold), and Dr. Milberg is 1 of 4 orthodontists in all of San Diego County that is a member of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Together, we strive to provide our patients care in an environment that is positive, warm, empathetic, personalized, and encouraging, and to keep our patients motivated and engaged throughout all aspects of their treatment.
Please explore the information below on what it means to be a Board-certified and Angle Society Orthodontist!
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), which was founded in 1929, is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry.
The ABO is the ONLY certifying board in the orthodontic specialty that is recognized by the American Dental Association.
The mission of the ABO is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification,education, and professional collaboration.
The ABO aims to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners.
The Board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:
Today, only 1 in 3 orthodontists have completed the Board Certification process. To become Board certified, an orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of his or her credentials. The certification process can take up to 5 years after finishing the orthodontic residency program. After successful completion of these examinations, an orthodontist becomes a Diplomate of the ABO, but must re-certify with the Board every 10 years.
Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. Board certification represents a commitment that an orthodontist has the necessary knowledge base and skills to treat patients to the highest of standards. Furthermore, it demonstrates a dedication to the orthodontic specialty and the vow for continued excellence.
In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Milberg is one of a select group of orthodontists chosen worldwide to be a member of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society. The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists grew from the distinguished Angle School organization that began in 1922. The organization is dedicated to education, research, and clinical excellence in the art and science of orthodontics.
Today, the Angle Society presently has over 660 members distributed in 70 countries; 5% of these orthodontists are located here in the United States. These group of orthodontists are distributed in seven Component Societies which each meet regularly for scientific sessions and for fellowship. The seven Components convene every other year for an International Biennial meeting, providing an opportunity for the entire membership to study and discuss some of the most important orthodontic advances from that period.
Membership into the prestigious Angle Society is by invitation only. Only a select few orthodontists are chosen worldwide, after displaying academic and clinical excellence for peer-review. To achieve full membership, chosen orthodontists must complete and present clinical case reports, an oral report, and a written report in a format suitable for publication. Members must continue to present two case reports annually to maintain their membership.