Board Certified – Surprisingly Rare

Did you know that fewer than 20% of all orthodontists practicing in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties are Board-certified? Total Orthodontics is the only area practice to have THREE full-time Board-certified orthodontists. You simply cannot find an office with doctors who are more qualified.  

We know you wouldn’t choose a physician who was not Board-certified, so why choose an orthodontist who is not Board-certified?  Board certification takes years to accomplish and comprised nine distinct steps in the examination process, and takes hundreds of hours of the doctor’s time after residency.  Besides written and oral exams, to be Board-certified, an orthodontist must present many cases they have completed to prove their clinical competency.  Those cases are closely scrutinized by the experts in that field, and the orthodontist must defend those cases from the diagnosis to the conclusion.

Dr. Theroux has been Board-certified since 2006.

Dr. Barefoot has been Board-certified since 2016.

Dr. Donahue has been Board-certified since 2022.

80% of orthodontists have never passed the extensive examination process, and certification ensures that your orthodontist is committed to excellence.  In addition, certification must be renewed every 10 years to ensure the orthodontist’s skills stay top-quality.