Dr. Barrowes passed his Orthodontic Boards March 4th, 1989, and was certified as a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics. When an orthodontic resident graduates from an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited Orthodontic Residency Program, he receives a Certificate of Graduation in Orthodontics and is thereby authorized to open an orthodontic practice. Becoming a Board Certified Orthodontist, at the time Dr. Barrowes passed his boards, required going a step beyond orthodontic school; it required a minimum of five more years in orthodontic practice treating patients, before presenting completed orthodontic cases to the Board examiners.
The requirements for certification, by the American Board of Orthodontics are:
- Graduation from an ADA accredited orthodontic institution.
- Successful completion of written and oral examinations, exploring all phases of orthodontic care.
- Presentation of completed cases to demonstrate clinical competency.
- Continued maintenance of skills in diagnosis and treatment demonstrated by periodic re-examination and presentation of patient records.
Dr. Barrowes has gone a step beyond and voluntarily continued his education, becoming the only orthodontist practicing exclusively in Utah County, to be a Board Certified Orthodontist at this time. Dr. Barrowes hopes to see this improve.