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Part 3 Checklist

Certification Process, Application, and Related Fees:

  • Review Chapter 2 of Examination Guidelines for the Certification Process.

The Part 3 Patient:

  • The candidate will provide a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation depicting fixed prosthodontic treatment comprising at least fourteen (14) fixed prosthodontics units restoring articulating occlusal surfaces. At least six (6) of these fixed prosthodontics units must restore natural teeth. For fixed implant restorations (screw or cement retained), all dental units that provide articulating occlusal surfaces may be counted in the total number of fixed prosthodontics units.

IMPORTANT: Implants supporting overdentures DO NOT fulfill the global ABP requirement for “4 implants supporting fixed restorations.”

Required Pre-Treatment Photographic Images:

  • Full-head (cropped to eliminate eyes and above), upright posture, repose (front and profile views)
  • Full-head (cropped to eliminate eyes and above), upright posture, smile (front and profile views)
  • Teeth in maximal intercuspal position (front, left side, and right side views)
  • Teeth in laterotrusion and mediotrusion (left side and right side views)
  • Teeth in protrusion (front, left side, and right side views)
  • Maxillary and mandibular arches (occlusal views)
  • Complete mouth periapical and bitewing radiographs
  • Panoramic radiograph
  • If the patient is edentulous in one arch, the maximal intercuspal position, laterotrusion, mediotrusion and protrusion images should be made with the pre-existing complete denture prosthesis in place. If the patient presented with no complete denture prosthesis, these images are not required.

Required Treatment Photographic Images:

  • Tooth preparations (occlusal view)
  • Tooth preparations (front, left side, and right side views)
  • Interim restorations (front, left side, and right side views)
  • Final impressions

Required Post-Treatment Photographic Images:

  • Same series of images as defined for pre-treatment above
  • At the end of the presentation, include 4 slides depicting a series of full-head images (cropped to eliminate eyes and above) arranged as follows:
    • Slide 1: side-by-side (old prostheses, no prostheses, new prostheses), repose, front views
    • Slide 2: side-by-side (old prostheses, no prostheses, new prostheses), repose, profile views
    • Slide 3: side-by-side (old prostheses, no prostheses, new prostheses), smile, front views
    • Slide 4: side-by-side (old prostheses, no prostheses, new prostheses), smile, profile views


  • If the patient presents for treatment and does not possess, or is not wearing removable prostheses, all images requiring existing (or “old”) removable prostheses to be in place are not required.
  • Digital presentations should be populated by well composed, properly focused, color images.
  • There is no limit to the number of images that can be included in the presentation, but candidates must complete their verbal/visual presentation within the allotted 20-minute time period.
  • All digital images presented by candidates must be original images with no alterations except peripheral cropping. Presentation of images with unauthorized alterations (including but not limited to “instant alpha” or similar, background elimination, or like manipulations) will result in automatic disqualification of the candidate and forfeiture of the examination fee.

Required Removable Partial and Fixed Prosthodontics Casts and Dies:

  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment articulated casts
  • Articulated casts with diagnostic patterns
  • Articulated working casts/dies
  • Duplicate master cast for RPD framework fabrication with RPD design drawn on cast (must be surveyed and tripoded)

Required Removable Complete Prosthodontic Casts:

  • Pre-treatment articulated casts of edentulous ridge at the occlusal vertical dimension
  • Post-treatment articulated casts of completed prosthesis
  • Duplicate edentulous master casts
  • Working casts/dies for any fixed prosthodontic restorations used in conjunction with removable prosthodontic treatment

Required Radiographic Images

Digital radiographs must be of high resolution, exceptional diagnostic quality, and must include:

  • Mounted periapical and bitewing pre- and post-treatment complete mouth radiographs/images of all teeth and implants
  • Panoramic radiograph (pre-treatment and post-treatment)

Additional Considerations

(review Ch. 4 Sect. 4.1 of Examination Guidelines for the Certification Process):

  • Patient and treatment presentation to examiners.
  • Dental implant requirement for the Section B examination.
  • Completion of clinical procedures and comprehensive patient care.
  • Direct operative and foundation restorations.
  • Resistance/retention form and ferrule.
  • Dental casts and articulation.
  • Appropriate incorporation of digital technology in the examination process.

PLEASE NOTE: This checklist is not intended to contain all information required for this examination. The candidate is encouraged to thoroughly review the entire Examination Guidelines for the Certification Process in preparation for the examination.