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.

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Life Membership

A Diplomate with ten years of good standing and having totally retired from compensated teaching, practice, or related dental activities is eligible to apply for Life Diplomate status. Additionally, a Diplomate reaching the age of 70 years or having 35 continuous years of good standing is also eligible to apply for Life Diplomate status. Upon review and approval of your application by the Board of Directors, life membership will be awarded.

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