American Board of Periodontology

Board Certification and Exams

For information about ABP certification including exam process and dates visit the ABP website

About the American Board of Periodontology

The American Board of Periodontology was organized by the American Academy of Periodontology in 1939.

The Mission of the American Board of Periodontology is to Advance the Art and Science of Periodontics and Elevate the Quality of Periodontal care through the Examination, Certification, and Recertification of Periodontists and by Encouraging the Achievement and Maintenance of Diplomate status.

  • Encourage Periodontists to pursue the Board Certification process.
  • Administer a Recertification process to assure continued professional development.
  • Elevate the quality of care in the specialty of Periodontics.
  • Collaborate with other entities and organizations to improve the profession of Dentistry.

The American Board of Periodontology is one of nine specialty boards recognized by the American Dental Association. The activities of the American Board of Periodontology conform to the "Requirements for Recognition of Dental Specialties and National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists" of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education applicable to specialty boards in dentistry.


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