The American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) recognizes its responsibility to the profession and to the public, and accepts this responsibility through the administration of examinations designed to identify individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attributes deemed important to those who will be called Diplomates of the ABP.
By the authority of the American Dental Association and the Council on Dental Education, the ABP is empowered to issue certification in the specialty of prosthodontics. Successful certification attests to a dentist’s knowledge, ability, and proficiency in the specialty of prosthodontics.
The following designations are used to determine candidate status in the certification process:
An individual in an advanced specialty education program in prosthodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States or Canada. Beginning in the third year of formal prosthodontic training, this individual may challenge:
A graduate of an advanced specialty education program in prosthodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). A prosthodontist is educationally qualified and can apply for and challenge all sections of the ABP exam.
A postgraduate student/ resident or prosthodontist who is actively pursuing certification by the ABP. Prior to examination, all candidates must submit an online completed application at www.abpros.org and be approved by the ABP.
A prosthodontist who has successfully completed the certification process and who maintains good standing with ABP policies and procedures.
To further help members prepare for board certification, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) offers the following events and resources:
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