Drs. Richard and Debra Shin are orthodontists. In order to become orthodontists, they had to be dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average only six go on to become orthodontists.
In order to practice orthodontics, both doctors spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency). During their orthodontic training, they spent three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and to guide facial development.
They are both Board Certified Orthodontists. ABO Board Certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and lifelong learning.