A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care. Source: ABO
Welcome to my practice! I have been practicing orthodontics since 2004. One of the best parts of what I do is giving people the confidence that comes with a great smile! My objective is to work with each individual and create a treatment plan that will work best for them.
-Bachelor of Science, Biology, UCSB- High Honors
-DDS, UCLA -Magna Cum Laude
-MS, Oral Biology, UCLA
-Orthodontic Residency, University of MN
· American Association of Orthodontics
· Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
· Lompoc Dental Study Club
· Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society
· Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
Lompoc (805) 736-3486
Solvang (805) 688-1862
Santa Barbara (805)965-4915
Dr. Scott Harper, DDS, MS
Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist