About the EBO
In 1997 the Society held the first examination for the European Board of Orthodontics.
Please click here for a members list.
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:
EBO-03* DIAGNOSTIC DESCRIPTION OF THE MALOCCLUSION
EBO-04* FACIAL PHOTOGRAPHS BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-05* INTRA-ORAL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE OCCLUSION BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-06* LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-07* TRACING OF LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-08* CEPHALOMETRIC MORPHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT I
EBO-09* PERIAPICAL OR PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHS BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-10 ANY OTHER RADIOGRAPHS BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-11* RADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS BEFORE TREATMENT
EBO-12* TREATMENT PLAN AND THE REASON FOR IT
EBO-13* RÉSUMÉ OF THE TREATMENT CARRIED OUT INCLUDING ANY DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED
EBO-14* FACIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-15* INTRA-ORAL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE OCCLUSION AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-16 LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-17 TRACING OF LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-18 CEPHALOMETRIC MORPHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT II
EBO-19* PERIAPICAL OR PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHS AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-20* RADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AT COMPLETION OF TREATMENT
EBO-21* DESCRIPTION OF THE TREATMENT RESULT
EBO-22* FACIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AT RETENTION / POST-RETENTION
EBO-23* INTRA-ORAL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AT RETENTION / POST-RETENTION
EBO-24 LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH AT RETENTION / POST-RETENTION
EBO-25 TRACING OF LATERAL SKULL RADIOGRAPH AT RETENTION / POST-RETENTION
EBO-26 CEPHALOMETRIC MORPHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT III
EBO-27* DESCRIPTION OF RETENTION / POST-RETENTION FINDINGS
* mandatory pages; if available, superimpositions may be placed in the back of the folder
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS TO SIT THE EXAMINATION IN 2024 is the 31ST DECEMBER 2023
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