Oral Clinical Examination

The purpose of the Oral Clinical Examination (OCE) is to enable the Candidate to demonstrate proficiency in diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical care. The format of the OCE and topic areas that are covered are listed in the Overview below as well as other pertinent information that the Candidate will find useful.


Exam Fee

The registration fee for the OCE is $2000. While we provide transportation between the designated hotel and the testing center, all other transportation and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the Candidate.

ABPD is no longer able to offer CE to Candidates for successful completion of the certification process.

2020 Exam Schedule

Cancellation Policy

2020 Oral Clinical Examination - All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email or US Mail.

Re-Examination Policy

The Candidate who is unsuccessful with the OCE can retake the examination annually within their eligibility period. If unsuccessful with the OCE during their eligibility period, the Candidate will need to start the process over.


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