In 1997 the Society held the first examination for the European Board of Orthodontists.

The purpose of the Board

To enhance the standards of orthodontic treatment throughout Europe
by providing a standard against which the orthodontists who so desire can be judged independently of national examinations and barriers, by an expert panel of European orthodontists nominated by the Council of the European Orthodontic Society.

The object of the Board

To encourage the spirit of self-improvement among colleagues
who are recognised specialists in orthodontics within countries in Europe.