60-Point Criteria

60-Point Criteria for Continuing Education Credits Activities of one-half (½) day or shorter will earn one-half (½) point; one (1) point may be counted for activities longer than a half-day, up to a full day. Points may be accumulated in the following ways:  


POINTS ACTIVITY
7 Attendance at The American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting
5 Attendance at a national or international multiple day meetings that are within the scope of periodontics*
2                  Completion in the year Diplomate Recertification is due of ABP Self Study Recertification Program (SSRP)
2 (per day) Attendance at Regional or Local Meetings either National or International devoted to topics within the scope of periodontics*
2 (per day) Attendance at conferences related to topics within the scope of periodontics,* sponsored by a University or The American Academy of Periodontology
2 (per day) 4+ hrs. courses taken applicable to topics within the scope of periodontics*
Courses taken under 4 hrs. receive (1) point per dat
4 4+hrs.courses presented applicable to topics within the scope of periodontics* 
Courses presented under 4 hrs. receive (2) points per day
1 Courses taken on-line related to topics within the scope of periodontics*
3 Publication, as primary author, in:
a) National and/or International Journal (those listed in Index of Dental Literature)
b) Book Chapter(s)
2 Publication, as primary author in State Dental Journals
1 Publication, as secondary author
1 (per day) Teaching -- a maximum of fourteen points during a six-year period may be credited for teaching
*1 One point may be counted for courses less than a full day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Scope of Periodontics: Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures.


Record keeping and reporting of the accumulation of points remains the responsibility of the Diplomate. The Board requires Diplomate to sign statement of attainment on the Attestation Form provided at the time of recertification.                       

 

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