CRAIG WILLIS, DDSDr. Craig Willis, a board-certified orthodontist in Logan, UT, transforms smiles and boosts confidence with orthodontic care for all ages.

Board Certified Orthodontist in Logan, Providence, Preston

I find it so rewarding to see the transformation of people’s confidence and self-esteem as their new smile develops, which allows them to enjoy a happier, fuller life. I love what I do!

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Utah State University, I  attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and graduated summa cum laude. Following this, I studied at the Medical College of Virginia and received my certificate of specialty in orthodontics.

As an orthodontist serving Logan, Providence, and Preston, I strive to stay current with the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics. Each year, I commit many hours to attending seminars and participating in study clubs to stay up to date. I enjoy studying the latest methodologies and learning about the newest technologies, then incorporating them into my practice. This ensures our patients at Willis Orthodontics receive the highest level of orthodontic care possible.

AMERICAN BOARD OF ORTHODONTICS DOCTOR CERTIFICATION

Founded in 1929, the American Board of Orthodontics is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s aim is 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.Logo of the American Board of Orthodontics, featuring the text "Board Certified," "ABO," "Est. 1929," and "American Board of Orthodontics" within a circular design with laurel branches.

The board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:

  • To evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates
  • To re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of recertification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career
  • To support the development of quality graduate, postgraduate, and continuing education programs in orthodontics
  • To promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world

BECOMING BOARD CERTIFIED

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 initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Once certified, the orthodontist must become recertified every ten years to maintain board-certified status.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BOARD CERTIFIED?

A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has voluntarily undergone examination by peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. Consequently, choosing a board-certified orthodontist ensures that you receive care from a professional dedicated to the highest standards of the field.