At Condado Orthodontics, Dr. Jose Morales is a Board-Certified orthodontist, so you can be sure to get the best results possible for orthodontic treatment in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
We offer accelerated treatment options, where treatment can be done in as little as 3-6 months. We look at more than just teeth, focusing on overall health, as well, by screening for sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and sinus issues, using our 3D CBCT unit.
We utilize the latest technology available to diagnose and treat all of our patients., and Dr. Jose A. Morales is always accessible to answer questions or address concerns before, during, and after treatment completion. We always have an open-door policy and hope you will contact us when needed.
We Treat Our Patients Like Family
At Condado Orthodontics, we believe in treating our patients like valued members of our dental family. We strive to care for everyone that we see with compassion and integrity, and we work hard to ensure that your time with us is met with professionalism, respect, and understanding.
We are committed with our patients
Dr. Jose A. Morales is committed to presenting you with a personalized treatment options in an easy-to-understand manner, so you can make an informed decision. We will help you understand the benefits of your orthodontic care before starting any treatment.
We Love What We Do!
Our orthodontist and his team have a true passion for creating beautiful smiles. For us, there is nothing more enjoyable than seeing a smile transform and boosting a patient’s confidence. It is evident that we love what we do, especially when patients tell us how much they enjoy our fun office atmosphere!
We Make Braces More Affordable
Investing in a beautiful smile can bring about a lifetime of benefits. Our Financial Coordinator will gladly work with each patient to determine the most affordable payment option available to suit your individual financial needs, including flexible, no-interest payment plans. Our practice also accepts most dental insurance plans by reimbursement and provides necessary paperwork requested by the insurance, so as to help maximize your benefits.
We Value Your Time
We fully respect your time and understand that you may have a busy schedule, which is why our team takes pride in seeing our patients on time, all the time: a rarity in the healthcare industry!
We Have an Amazing Team
Our team of orthodontic professionals is highly trained and skilled at providing incredible care to all patients. We are constantly striving to enhance our knowledge by taking advanced training courses and attending continuing education classes to make sure we are up-to-date with the latest standards and technologies. Our topnotch skills, combined with our dedication to building strong relationships with our patients, brings fantastic results!
We invite you to come experience our patient-focused, high-quality orthodontic care in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Jose A. Morales and his team want to be with you every step of the way on your journey toward optimal oral health. Please contact our office at 787.523.6949 to set up your consultation with our talented orthodontist. We look forward to working with you!
The long road to becoming an orthodontist started with Dr. Morales receiving a doctorate degree in Dental Medicine with high honors at the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Morales attended the Medical College of Georgia, College of Dental Medicine to become an orthodontic specialist. While most orthodontics finish there, Dr. Morales wanted to build his skills as a board-certified orthodontist. This required extensive testing along with the presentation of high-quality finished cases. Only 33% of orthodontists are board-certified, and Dr. Morales is proud to be one of them.
Dr. Morales's dream has always been to open his own practice and treat patients how they deserve to be treated: with compassion, integrity, and a high degree of quality. Soon after graduating, he decided to build his practice in San Juan, PR. He intends to continue practicing as he always has, which is in a caring environment with state-of-the-art treatment.
In the ever-changing world of technology, and with the great advances that occur in orthodontic care, Dr. Morales continues his education through regular training and seminar sessions in all aspects of dentistry. He is an active member in several organizations:
Dr. Morales has been honored with the opportunity to teach as an Ad Honorem Faculty Member of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. He is also part of the Spear Study Club, a prestigious study group where colleagues with the same mindset come together to learn how patients can be treated better with the most advanced techniques.
Are all orthodontists Board Certified?
No. All orthodontists must be licensed to practice, however board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, an individual orthodontist is thoroughly interviewed by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment. 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 requires the orthodontist to demonstrate actual accomplishments in patient care with detailed case reports on the treatment provided for a broad range of patient problems.
How many certifying boards are recognized by the American Dental Association in the specialty of orthodontics?
One. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) is the only certifying board in the specialty that is recognized by the American Dental Association. The ABO was founded in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. The board’s purpose is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration.
Why would an orthodontist choose to complete this voluntary certification process?
Successful completion of the examination process demonstrates the orthodontist’s highest commitment to excellence in orthodontics – to both the orthodontic profession and the general public. It represents a commitment by a licensed specialist that he/she has the necessary knowledge base and skills to treat patients to the highest of standards. It exemplifies a practitioner’s commitment to continue to keep abreast of the latest advances in patient care, and to continue to deliver these latest advances to patients. Many orthodontists see it as a demonstration of their dedication to the specialty and the highest level of personal achievement.
What steps are required to complete the ABO certification process?
Since the establishment of the ABO in 1929, the certification process requirements have continued to adjust to the demands of the specialty. Today, the process involves a thorough Written Examination (240 questions) covering all areas of information which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful completion of this “board exam” allows the orthodontist to proceed to the Clinical Examination where they present detailed case reports from their practice/residency, demonstrating a history of excellence in patient care. These cases are evaluated by a panel of examiners and later discussed during an oral examination where the applicant is tested on a wide variety of academic and clinical topics. After successful completion of these examinations, the orthodontist has officially achieved Board Certification, for a time-limited period. The orthodontist must go through Certification Renewal every 10 years to maintain their certification status by demonstrating this continued level of patient care.