Current Candidates

Important Notice for October Exam Candidates: Hotel Location Change

The city of Chicago issued a travel order that requires a 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from certain states. To avoid required extended stays in Chicago for our examinees, we have moved the exam location to a suburb near O'Hare International Airport. There is a free shuttle to the hotel from the airport, or it is a very short cab ride. Please see the location below and make arrangements as needed.

NEW Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Deadlines for current upcoming exams:

2020 October Oral Exams (Sections B, C, and D): September 9, 2020
2021 Written Exam (Section A): January 31 (registration opening in the fall)

How Do I Register?

You may register for any listed exam (if eligible) on your dashboard.

What if I don't see any exams?

Exams are only available to candidates who have graduated from their specialty prosthodontics program, or are within six months of doing so. In order to be eligible, you must send in a notarized copy of your specialty program certificate to Once approved, you will be able to register any exam that is available. A certificate copy will not be accepted without a notary seal affixed to it.


The American Board of Prosthodontics recognizes its responsibility to the profession and to the public and accepts this responsibility through the administration of an examination designed to identify individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attributes deemed important to those who will be called Diplomates of the American Board of Prosthodontics.


  1. Assure that Diplomates meet certain knowledge and skill criteria and issue certificates to these individuals indicating they have met the established criteria. Bylaws, Article II, Section 1 and Article VIII, Section 1.

  2. Assure that Diplomates maintain continued proficiency in prosthodontics. Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 4.

  3. Provide the public and profession with information regarding individuals who are Board Certified. Bylaws, Article I, Section 2; Article XII, Sections 1 and 2.

  4. Encourage the specialty to advance itself through Board certification.

For more information, download the following resources, or view our mock exam video below:

ABP Guide for Certification

ABP Certification Exam Evaluation Categories and Criteria

To further help members prepare, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) offers the following events and resources:

  • Board Study Guide App for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, updated annually
  • Board Preparation Course at the ACP Annual Session
  • Prosthodontic Review Course held annually in the fall
  • Valuable books including Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental ImplantsClassic Prosthodontic Articles vols. 1-3, and more

Upcoming Exams

There are no exams currently scheduled. Please check back later.