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.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the secure, online platform for the planned virtual oral examination is no longer available for use by the ABP. The Board of Directors has determined that the most predictable course of action is to return to an in-person format for the oral examination later this year. The in-person examination has been scheduled for August 9 - 14, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. We understand that taking the ABP oral examination requires a great deal of planning and preparation on the part of all candidates and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or anxiety this change may cause. Unfortunately, the change was necessitated by circumstances outside the control of the ABP. Please visit the oral examination page for further updates and information.

2021 Diplomate Annual Registration

Annual registration notices were distributed to all Active Diplomates in late December 2020.  All 2021 registrations were due as of March 31, 2021. Please contact the ABP immediately if you have not submitted your 2021 annual registration. If you have further questions regarding Annual Registration please do not hesitate to contact the ABP at (312) 682-0919 ext. 2 or via email at


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