Board Candidacy Application Process
(Former Candidates who want to reactivate need to call ABPD Headquarters at 1-800-410-1250.)
- Completion of advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry which has been approved by the American Dental Association/Commission on Dental Accreditation or the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
- Internationally trained Pediatric Dentist (from a non-accredited ADA/CDA or CDAC specialty program) should contact a Program Director of an ADA/CDA or CDAC approved training program in Pediatric Dentistry and request advanced placement or credit by examination leading to certification of completion of the program.
- Internationally trained Pediatric Dentist (from a non-accredited ADA/CDA or CDAC specialty programs) who has been a full-time faculty member in an accredited ADA/CODA or CDAC pediatric dentistry training program for 12 consecutive months during the past 2 years with verification by the Department Chair in Pediatric Dentistry.
NOTE: For items 1, 2, and 3 the pediatric dentist MUST provide evidence of an active license (with expiration date) to engage in the practice of dentistry and a copy of the certification of completion of the training program - both must be notarized as official duplications.
The documents must be included with the application for Board Candidacy and a completed Credentialing Survey following the first Qualifying Examination. Individuals have until January 15 annually to submit the Board Candidate application or risk forfeiture of results.
Board Candidacy Application: click here
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