Certifying in Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery

Become Certified


Welcome to The American Board of Periodontology

The mission of the American Board of Periodontology is to certify the achievement of in-depth knowledge and proficiency in the full scope of periodontology and dental implant surgery through examination and continuous certification.

The vision of the American Board of Periodontology is that all periodontists achieve Board certification and that diplomates of the Board are universally recognized by the public, the dental profession, the medical community, and third-party payers as the preferred providers of periodontal dental implant surgical care.

Where To Next?

Find information on the ABP examination process, resources for Diplomates, and how to find a board-certified periodontist near you.

teacher student

Start your Certification

The comprehensive examination process covers all aspects of the science of periodontology and dental implant surgery.

Learn More

dentist arms crossed


Board certification represents a personal and professional commitment to the standards of periodontics and to continued growth through ongoing education.

Learn More

dental tools up close

Importance of Certification

Learn more about how a periodontist can provide specialty care and find a board-certified periodontist in your area.

Learn More