Dr. Williams is one of the few Durango orthodontists in the 4-Corners region who has earned Board Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, an elite honor the result of many years of successful treatment of complex cases of dento-facial dysplasia (mal-alignment of the cranio-facial-dental complex).
To be a dentist it is necessary to graduate from college with outstanding grades and earn usually a Bachelor of Science degree. Then the individual must pass rigorous dexterity tests and academic achievements during the 4 year dental school program, culminating in successful passage of The State Dental Board examination: All the above is mandatory with the professional obligation to demonstrate successful yearly continuing education in a university environment. The practitioner is now trained both clinically and academically to practice general dentistry.
A step beyond is an achievement only a limited number of dentists can successfully pursue, i.e., acceptance in a university graduate program for several years that is approved by the American Dental Association for training as a dental specialist with an earned certificate and a Master of Science degree from the University Graduate School.
To become a premier care provider the orthodontic specialist treats a large variety of complex dento-facial anomalies.
After many years of successful orthodontic therapy for many patients, the orthodontist may choose to present the completed cases for examination by the American Board of Orthodontics. This achievement is only granted to a very few. Dr. Williams successfully earned all of the above qualifications so that he could provide the highest level of care for his young patients.