Dr. Kohout and Dr. Jauch have completed the required training for post-dental studies in orthodontics in programs accredited by the American Dental Association. This educational background entitles them to membership in the American Association of Orthodontists and to use the term "Specialist in Orthodontics". Any dentist is able to legally perform orthodontic treatment but only the certified specialist has intense training in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormally positioned teeth and their supporting structures.
We limit our practice entirely to orthodontics for children and adults. Our patients are referred by dentists, physicians and our satisfied current and former patients.
As an additional demonstration of our commitment to providing the finest in orthodontic care, our practice continues to support certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. Board certification represents a rare achievement; a large step beyond the three years of advanced education necessary to become a specialist in this area. The process requires a comprehensive written examination as well as demonstration of actual treatment results in patient care. Usually five to ten years of preparation are required, culminating in a critical evaluation of diagnostic ability and treatment skill by a panel of nationally respected peers. Currently, Dr. Kohout has achieved this level of distinction and Dr. Jauch is in the process of becoming re-certified.