Speaks Orthodontics Now Boasts Board Certified Orthodontist

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Dr. Clif Speaks among one percent to achieve board certification in orthodontics.

A certified orthodontist can provide numerous benefits to their patients.

Speaks Orthodontics, Denver’s state-of-the-art orthodontics practice, announces that Dr. Clif Speaks has achieved board certification in orthodontics, a rare achievement for a dentist. Less than one percent of dentists in the country earn board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), so in completing this process, Dr. Speaks demonstrates his dedication to his patients.

Orthodontists start their training in the field of dentistry. Once they receive their doctorate degree in dentistry they continue their training, specializing in the field of orthodontics. Before they can achieve this specialization, dentists must first complete an approved American Dental Association course of study that allows them to then pursue further certification. While many orthodontists choose to only receive a specialty degree, Dr. Speaks is one of few who has chosen to obtain board certification.

"A certified orthodontist can provide numerous benefits to their patients," Speaks Orthodontics states on its website. "The expert must undergo rigorous testing procedures to prove that they are worthy of the name of the ABO."

The ABO is protective of its name, requiring professionals to successfully endure a series of tests before granting certification status. Not only was Dr. Speaks required to undergo a battery of written tests, he also presented cases that he treated over several years to the Board Examiners. When combined with the required interviews with the Board, Dr. Speaks found board certification was a long, complex process, which took several years to successfully complete.

Once the ABO granted Dr. Speaks board certification, he became a Diplomate of the ABO, which makes him an elite provider of orthodontics. For patients in the Denver area, this means they have a top-notch orthodontist nearby. When combined with the friendly, helpful staff at the Speaks Orthodontics office, patients receive world-class service at his new Denver office.

Having only opened his doors in May 2013, Dr. Speaks has quickly made a name for himself in downtown Denver, LoDo, LoHi, Wheatridge, Edgewater, Lakewood and Arvada. Speaks Orthodontics is just walking distance for the residents of West Highlands and Sloans Lake neighborhoods.

Dr Speaks is a graduate of The Citadel, a well-known military college in South Carolina where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Speaks attended dental school at The Medical University at South Carolina. During his time there, he excelled in all area of Dentistry. He was acknowledged by the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons with the Dental Student Award, for the dental student that showed outstanding achievements in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Continuing on his quest to pursue excellence in all aspect of Dentistry, Dr. Speaks completed a residency at the Portland, Oregon VA Hospital, where he was able to hone his craft while helping members of the American military and military vets. He completed his residency before relocating to his wife’s hometown of Denver. After two years as a general dentist, Dr. Speaks trained in New York City as an orthodontist at the Montefiore Medical Center.

Today, Dr. Speaks focuses on helping his patients, whether they are a child, teen or adult, with their unique orthodontic needs. He customizes each treatment plan to meet the specific needs of his patients, achieving the smile that they have always desired. Speaks Orthodontics offers a wide selection of braces from conventional to surgical orthodontics (in extreme cases). For more information about Speaks Orthodontics or to book an appointment, visit http://www.speaksorthodontics.com/.

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