Definition - Applicants
Who is an Applicant?
- An Applicant is a pediatric dentist or resident/graduate student who has submitted their initial online Qualifying Examination (QE) application and the examination fee.
- Applicants are not considered to be in the certification process until they have sat for their initial Qualifying Examination and applied for Board Candidacy.
- Applicants seeking licensure in a state with specialty examinations and needing assistance from the Board with QE outcomes must inform Headquarters prior to the examination.
- When verifications are requested by a third party (i.e., hospital regarding medical staff privileges) Applicants are not considered to be in the certification process.
Applicants from the 2017 QE will have until November 30, 2017 to submit the completed Board Candidacy application and supporting materials. If any portion of the application is not received by the deadline their examination results are forfeited.
Upon ABPD's verification of the submitted application and supporting documents, the Applicant becomes a Candidate and their Qualifying Examination results are released via their website profile page.