About the EBO
In 1997 the Society held the first examination for the European Board of Orthodontics.
The purpose of the Board
To enhance the standards of orthodontic treatment throughout Europe
by providing a standard against which the orthodontists who so desire can be judged independently of national examinations and barriers, by an expert panel of European orthodontists nominated by the Council of the European Orthodontic Society.
The objectives of the Board
To encourage the spirit of self-improvement among colleagues who are recognised specialists in orthodontics.
We welcome new EBO members!
There are two pathways leading to EBO membership.
Established orthodontists, who are 5 years or more following completion of postgraduate training, are required to sit all components of the examination in one sitting.
For recently graduated orthodontists, a 2-phase examination has been introduced. Detailed information may be downloaded from the EOS website.
If you wish to join the EBO, please complete the EBO application form.
It is mandatory to maintain EOS membership during the period between Part I and Part II of the examinations.
In order to examine a large number of cases fairly and accurately, it is important that the case presentations are standardized as this helps the work of the Examination Committee Members.
You can find documents in the next section to help you prepare the presentation, and the documents you should adhere to when bringing a presentation.
In order to examine a large number of cases fairly and accurately, it is important that the case presentations are standardised as this helps the work of the Examination Committee Members.
You can find documents to help you prepare the presentation, and the documents you should adhere to when bringing a presentation.
These illustrated guides will help you to prepare for the examination:
in English: EBO Booklet 5th edition 2020
When bringing your presentation, you can use Appendix 1. This appendix contains all the pre-printed forms to produce the 8 case presentations. You can print out the forms and write your material on paper.
If you prefer to fill out the forms electronically, you can download the same document in MS Word format. Important: do not change the lay-out of the documents!
You can download the EBO Appendix containing the complete MS Word documentation.
Or you can download the MS Word documentation per document as listed below:
Number: Title of the page:
* mandatory pages; if available, superimpositions may be placed in the back of the folder
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS TO SIT THE EXAMINATION IN 2022 - 31ST DECEMBER 2022
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