Orthodontist earns distinctionPublished 8:08pm Saturday, May 31, 2014
From McCall Orthodontists
A Greenville orthodontist has been certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. G. Gibson McCall III earned the distinction as one of only 94 ABO diplomates in North Carolina.
Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics requires a written exam of knowledge of all aspects of orthodontics and presentation of treated cases for evaluation by expert examiners during a clinical examination.
McCall treats patients at McCall Orthodontics on Turnbury Drive in Greenville, but has a strong patient-base in Beaufort County. McCall Orthodontics partners with dentists from Beaufort County to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care for mutual patients on a daily basis. He travels to Beaufort County to meet individually with the dentists and has also given presentations at Bath Elementary school to third- and fifth-grade students.
McCall earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2001 and practiced general dentistry in Thomasville and Laurinburg, where he built a successful solo practice, before returning to UNC School of Dentistry in 2009 for a three-year residency in orthodontics. An honor graduate of the UNC Dental School, McCall had been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1997 as a UNC undergraduate majoring in chemistry.
McCall serves as an adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics, where he oversees clinical orthodontic treatment by dental students and screens potential orthodontic patients.
The American Board of Orthodontics, founded in 1929, is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. The Board is the only certifying board recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Board certification is an elective process that is intended to provide assurance to the public that an orthodontic specialist has successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation process. Completion of this process on a periodic basis is a demonstration of the orthodontist’s pursuit of excellence and continued competency.