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2018 Leslie Salkin Award
Oral Exam

Dr. Leslie M. (Mike) Salkin served as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology from 1995 to 2001.  Following his last year as a Director he returned every year to assist the Board on the Oral Exam as an Examiner until his death in November of 2013.

The Board established the Leslie M. Salkin Award to honor his many years of exceptional service to the ABP.  The award is presented each year to the candidate earning the highest score on the Oral Exam.  We are please to announce that Dr. Arif Salman Abdul Shakore of Morgantown, WV is this years recipient of this prestigious award.  Congratulations Dr. Shakore!


New Website
Board Updates

Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED American Board of Periodontology (ABP) website! Thanks so much for being a part of the ABP. We are thrilled to offer this new online experience for both Active Diplomates and exam candidates and can’t wait to get to know you through some new and exciting opportunities that the site brings with it, including links to Facebook and LinkedIn, enabling stronger communication between you and the Board!

With the launch of this new site, we ask that you please take a few moments to login to verify that your contact information is accurate.  Your current user name is the primary email address you have on file with the Board.  To set a password, click login. This will direct you to the primary login page. Click "reset password" and enter your email address in either the username or email box when prompted. This will prompt an email with a temporary password to be sent to you. The temporary password will be valid for 1 hour. Once the email is received, please login to change your password. 

For assistance in using the site, the Board has created a Users Manual. Please reference this document prior to logging in.

In addition, we want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of all the new online benefits available to you:

Should you need any assistance or have any questions or comments about the site, please feel free to contact the Board office at 410-647-1324 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you online!


The 2017 Qualifying Examination
Qualifying Exam

One hundred and ninety-eight candidates participated in the 2017 American Board of Periodontology Qualifying Examination. One hundred and eighty-four were successful for a pass rate of 93%Read More


The 2018 Oral Examination
New Diplomates

220 candidates participated in the 2018 American Board of Periodontology Qualifying Examination. 175 were successful for a pass rate of 80%. Congratulations to our newest Diplomates!Read More

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