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Annual Registration Fees

Diplomates are required to register with ABDPH annually.  Typically, these Annual Registration Fees are due by December 31.  As we just launched our brand new website, we are allowing extra time for Diplomates to pay their registration fees.  Please log into your account and pay your Annual Registration Fee for 2024 by January 31, 2024.

Certification Maintenance 

The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) recognizes that continued competency in the specialty requires life-long learning to enrich past educational and training experiences. To foster this goal, the ABDPH has implemented a recertification program for its Diplomates. The objective of the recertification process is to assure that Diplomates maintain the highest level of competency to address public health problems. Under this program, all Diplomates who were certified in 2000 or after are certified for ten (10) years, and are required to re-certify every ten years thereafter. This program is voluntary for those individuals who were certified as Diplomates of the ABDPH before January 1, 2000, however, the ABDPH strongly urges all Diplomates to participate. The voluntary approach recognizes the previously established rights of certified Diplomates, but still promotes the attainment of continuing competency for all Diplomates in Dental Public Health. 

Please review our Recertification GuidelinesPlease download the CEU tracking document and tracking spreadsheet.

Link to complete the online Recertification application.

Our website does allow you to log courses annually. This feature helps you to track your courses, however, it does not replace the Recertification Application. 


Diplomates may view the ABDPH By-Laws here for more information on the Board.

Dental Public Health (DPH) is one of the dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) is the certifying board for dental public health specialists.

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State College, PA 16803-2319

Phone: 570-478-1225

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