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Only Trust Your Smile to a Board Certified Orthodontist

Kenilworth, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich, a leading Chicago-area orthodontic expert, has another title to add to his resume – board certified orthodontist. Dr. Stosich joins the ranks of the one in three orthodontists who are board certified. Do you know why board certification sets an orthodontist apart?

Becoming board certified is a distinguished honor for an orthodontist, but also shows their commitment to their field. The certification process can take between five and 10 years and is the highest level of academic achievement an orthodontist can obtain. To become board certified, an orthodontist must:

  1. Have their orthodontic cases reviewed by an expert panel of current board certified orthodontists.
  2. Pass written, oral and clinical examinations.
  3. Submit case studies of patients that have been treated with precision and to the highest level possible.


“I’m incredibly proud of this achievement,” says Dr. Stosich. “I work hard for my patients each and every day, and am committed to providing the highest level of care possible. Being recognized by the American Board of Orthodontics shows my patients and future patients just that.”

When you choose a board certified orthodontist, you are choosing an orthodontist who is dedicated to ensuring you receive the very best care possible – but also one who is willing to put in the extra time and work it takes to become truly great at their profession. A board certified orthodontist has the passion, knowledge and skill to ensure the best smiles that result in the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

In addition to that, you’ll know your orthodontist is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest technology and treatments because he will be required to renew his certification every 10 years. This ensures that your orthodontist is always on the cutting edge and has knowledge of the best treatments and solutions for any orthodontic issue that arises.

The certification process requires hundreds of additional hours, on top of the patient hours an orthodontist spends each week.

Dentist vs. Orthodontist vs. Board Certified Orthodontist

Every dentist and orthodontist start in the same place by completing an undergraduate program before then going on to dental school and state and national licensing exams. From there, a dentist can then choose to begin practicing, whereas one who chooses to be an orthodontist must complete additional training through an accredited orthodontist program and residency before earning the title of the orthodontist. The certification process is completely voluntary, but requires hundreds of additional hours of study and examination to display exceptional competency in the field of orthodontics.

Board certification is only attained by approximately 25% of orthodontists in America. Board certification sets an orthodontist apart, and shows patients that the doctor is committed to the best in orthodontics.

To learn more about how orthodontics can transform your smile, call board certified orthodontist Dr. Michael Stosich today at 847-548-4200.

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  • Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS

    Dr. Michael Stosich is a board-certified orthodontist and the director of orthodontics at the University of Chicago Medicine. He is known for his extensive experience in leading clinical enterprises, publishing, and lecturing both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Stosich has expertise in starting, growing, and maintaining successful orthodontic practices, including those in pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, and multi-specialty clinics. He serves on the editorial board of several publications and has been involved in innovating patient care and education, focusing on the future of dental and orthodontic healthcare.

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