The responsibility of the Commission of the French Board of Orthodontics is to set up, implement and manage the French Board of Orthodontics (FBO).

Certification awarded by the French Board of Orthodontics: the “Certificate of Excellence in Orthodontics" is intended to improve the results obtained through orthodontic treatment.

Results of orthodontic treatment are judged by an independent board of examiners.

Obtaining the certification of the French Board of Orthodontics of the FFO conveys no additional rights.

This certification attests to a level of expertise in Dental Facial Orthopedics (DFO) comparable to that indicated by similar international orthodontics organizations.
 

The examination

The examination review board meets once per year during the FFO’s Orthodontics seminar. It is made up of two examiners per candidate.

The examination is based on ten case files that have been treated by the candidate, covering an extensive range of malocclusions that represent all aspects of orthodontics.

If the candidate is a permanent member of a society for which membership is based on the presentation of five treated cases, these cases may be submitted in the original form in which they were presented to this society, as part of the documentation for the examination of the FBO Committee.

A candidate may submit up to ten cases at the examination session . Only those that receive passing scores will be validated. New cases must be submitted during two other examination periods in the place of rejected cases. Cases may be submitted for review over a maximum period of five years.

In addition, candidates shall undergo an oral interview during they may explain the therapeutic concepts implemented during treatments.
 

Cases for submission

Cases to be submitted must include at least one case falling under each of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Early treatment (optional).
  • Categories 2 and 3: Class I
    Class I malocclusions with significant dentomaxillary biproalveoly and/or disharmony. One of the two cases is treated by means of premolar extraction.
  • Categories 4 and 5: Class II, Division 1
    Class II dental and skeletal malocclusions related to a significant dentomaxillary biproalveoly and/or disharmony. It is desirable that one of the cases present hyper-divergent skeletal growth patterns.
  • Categories 6 and 7: Class II, Division 2
    Class II dental and skeletal malocclusions with significant incisor supraclusions and labial and dental biretrusion that has been treated without surgery. It is desirable that  cases present hyper-divergent skeletal growth patterns.
  • Category 8: Class III
    Class III dental and skeletal malocclusions in young adult teeth, treated non-surgically.
  • Category 9: Optional
  • Category 10: Optional

The format to use in presenting case files is described in a presentation document of cases prepared for this purpose and is available by contacting the Committee of the French Board of Orthodontics.

Contact Patricia Obach-Dejean, Chairwoman of the Commission for Relations with the F.F.O
 

CEO permanent members sitting on the French Board of Orthodontics

Stéphane BARTHELEMI

Germain BECKER

Marion BIECQ-SELLIER

Odile BOUNY

Jean-Michel BRUNEL

Marc CAIRE

Laure CURNIER

Jean COMARD

François DARQUE

Alain DECKER 

Catherine DELCROIX

 

   

Laurent DELSOL

Paulo-Augusto DE SOUSA BELTRAO

Jacques FAURE

Emmanuel FREREJOUAND

Guy GARNAULT

Joseph GIORDANETTO

André HORN

Jaime KUTZ

Henri LABARRERE

Sylvie LAMARQUE

Michel LE GALL

Guillaume LECOQ

   

Naji MASSOUD

Camille MELKI

Patricia OBACH-DEJEAN

Jean-Pierre ORTIAL

Teresa PINHO

Paul SAULUE

Elisabeth SCHREINER

Pierre-Jean SOULIE

Philippe TAROT

Marie-Christine VIDEAU-AVON

Jeanne VOLPI