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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!


The 2018 Oral Examination
New Diplomates

Two hundred and twenty candidates participated in the 2018 American Board of Periodontology Certifying Examination. One hundred and seventy-five were successful for a pass rate of 80%. Congratulations to our newest Diplomates!


The 2018 Qualifying Examination
Qualifying Exam

One hundred and eighty-eight candidates participated in the 2018 American Board of Periodontology Qualifying Examination. One hundred and seventy-two were successful for a pass rate of 91%

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