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June 24, 2020 - The ABP 2020 Qualifying Examination remains scheduled as planned. The ABP is aware that candidates have experienced difficulty scheduling an exam seat time with Pearson Testing Centers. The ABP is in regular contact with PearsoVue to monitor the availability of exam locations. In effort to provide additional availability to candidates to schedule their exam seat time, ABP has extended the 2020 Qualifying Examination dates to  August 17 - September 4, 2020. Pearson Testing Centers are re-opening based on State-by-State requirements. We encourage you to keep checking with Pearson Testing Center for available openings. Unfortunately, at this time, the best way to secure a seat at a tasing centers to check regularly for availability. The PearsonVue website (www.pearsonvue.com) has extensive information about the testing facilities and their response to COVID-19. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara.Robinette@abperio.org or by phone at 410-409-4689. ABP is closely monitoring information provided by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Covid-19 and will notify candidates of any changes to the Qualifying Examination administration, should they occur. Thank you for your understanding as we all work to navigate these uncertain times. 


The Qualifying Examination application is now closed for 2020. 


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.

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