Apply for the Qualifying Exam
Submit the application, required files, and $700 application fee.
Qualifying Exam Details
Why Become Board-Certified in Dental Public Health?
Certification by the American Board of Dental Public Health demonstrates that you have the required education, specialized knowledge, and skills to earn board certification in this ADA-recognized dental specialty. It also demonstrates your commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established Dental Public Health issues.
Board Certification also demonstrates to employers that you have expertise in contemporary Dental Public Health, and successfully passed an examination that reflects mastery of its competencies.
By becoming Board-Certified in Dental Public Health, you demonstrate your dedication to meeting and maintaining a national standard for the specialty and agree to adhere to the specialty’s professional values and ethics.
Dentists earn Board Certification based on education and successful completion of a written qualifying examination and certifying examination. Additional details about the Qualifying Exam and ABDPH Board Certification is available in the Candidate’s Guide as well as the ABDPH Policies on Testing.
Steps to Certification