Meet Christine Abenoja, DMD
Dr. Christine Abenoja graduated at the top of her class from the University of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine in 2005.
During her time there she was elected to membership in OKU, a dental honor society, and received numerous awards including the prestigious American College of Dentists Award.
Dr. Abenoja completed her specialty training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and received her Master’s of Science degree in Orthodontics in 2008.
An Artistic Eye
Dr. Abenoja brings an eye for beauty and detail from her artistic background as a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an enthusiasm for bringing that beauty to each patient’s smile.
She encourages patients to grow in their strengths through the challenges of orthodontics and enjoy the positive power of a confident smile.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Birmingham District Dental Society
- College of the Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Vice President of the Alabama Association of Orthodontists
Are All Orthodontists Board-Certified?
No. All orthodontists must be licensed to practice, but at this time only one in three orthodontists, like Dr. Abenoja, have continued on to complete board certification.
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification process signifies a unique achievement—a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics.
The process required Dr. Abenoja to demonstrate actual accomplishments in patient care with detailed case reports on the treatment provided for a broad range of patient problems.
Board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, Dr. Abenoja was thoroughly interviewed by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate her orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment.
“Absolutely love the staff so friendly makes you feel welcomed and they did an amazing job on my son's teeth. Will be seeing them in a few months for my next child's braces.”
“They far exceeded my expectations, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for braces.”
“Dr. Abenoja is so professional and friendly! Her staff is amazing and so customer service focused…can’t say enough good things about everyone!
I am just 4 months in wearing my braces but can see changes already! Very exciting!”