PLEASE NOTE: the ABp phone number has changed. the new number is 312-682-0919


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 periodic recertification.

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 and dental implant surgical care.

2021 ORAL EXAMINATION and Qualifying examination

The 2021 ABP Oral Examination was held August 9 -14, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. A list of new Diplomates can be found on the  News from the Board page. Please join us in congratulating these Diplomates!

The 2021 ABP Qualifying Examination was administered August 16-20, 2021. A list of candidates who passed the Qualifying Examination can be found on the News from the Board page. Please join us in congratulating these candidates!

The registration deadline for the 2022 ABP Oral Examination is October 31, 2021.

2022 Diplomate Annual Registration

Annual registration notices will be distributed to all Active Diplomates by early November 2021.  All 2022 registrations will be due by February 28, 2022. If you have further questions regarding Annual Registration please do not hesitate to contact the ABP at (312) 682-0919 or via email at


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Diplomate Recertification

Revised Language Certificate Application
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News from the Board


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