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The American Board of Periodontology

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Our Mission

The Mission of the American Board of Periodontology is to advance the art and science of periodontics and enhance the quality of periodontal care through the examination, certification, and periodic recertification of periodontists.

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The 2017 Oral Examination

Two hundred and twenty-five candidates participated in the 2017 American Board of Periodontology Oral Examination. One hundred and sixty-eight were successful for a pass rate of 75%.

What is a Diplomate?

A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

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Find a Periodontist

Looking for a board-certified periodontist? Search our diplomate directory to find a periodondist in a specific city, state or country.

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Certification Guidelines

Prospective candidates are encouraged to download and review the ABP Guidelines for Certification. Candidates can find information regarding the Qualifying Examnation and Oral Examination and download the application at the examination webpages on this website.

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Oral Examination Video Introduction
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