Dr. Tarek El-Bialy ( External Consultant )
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Dental Science – Tanta University, Egypt
- Residency – University of Illinois at Chicago
- Fellowship training – University of Illinois at Chicago
I am a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. In addition, I serve as a professor of orthodontics at the University of Alberta here in Edmonton.
An exciting time in orthodontics
Now is an exciting time to be an orthodontist. With revolutionary treatments being developed, emerging technologies, and new materials becoming available, we have better ways to care for our patients. By pursuing continuing education through courses, lectures, and conferences, as well as reading the latest findings in oral healthcare journals, I stay current on the changes.
My patients trust me to provide them with the best care and care experience. Continuing education ensures that I exceed their expectations.
When I’m not caring for patients or studying, I enjoy being outdoors, especially fishing and biking. I’m an avid fan of the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos football.
I like sports and my office supports and sponsors many local teams, including the:
- Edmonton Oil Kings
- Confederation Park Cubs baseball
- Little League Big Legacy Project
- Alberta Team Handball Federation
- Southwest Sting Soccer Club
I love being involved in our community, to help and support as many people and families as I can.
American Board of Orthodontics Doctor Certification
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) was founded in 1929. It is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s aim is to elevate the standards of the practice of orthodontia, to familiarize the public with its aim and ideals, and to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners.
The Board upholds four main objectives supported by its mission:
- To evaluate the knowledge and clinical skills of graduates of accredited orthodontic programs by conducting exams and conferring time-limited certificates
- To re-evaluate clinical knowledge and skills through administration of recertification exams throughout a Diplomate’s career
- To support the development of quality graduate, postgraduate, and continuing education programs in orthodontics
- To promote and encourage certification expertise throughout the world
Becoming Board Certified
To become board certified, an orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of his or her credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Once certified, the orthodontist must become recertified every ten years to maintain board-certified status.
What does it mean to be board certified?
A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has been voluntarily examined by his or her peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.