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What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist who has completed a graduate program accredited by CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes a pediatric dentist and is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the pediatric dentist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

The certification process involves a written Qualifying Examination and an Oral Clinical Examination covering all areas of information on which a pediatric dentist should be knowledgeable. Certification is awarded for a time-limited period and they must renew annually to maintain their board certified status.

Through this accomplishment, a pediatric dentist has earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board Pediatric Dentistry. Current Diplomates of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry can be found on our Diplomate Roster.

ABPD Diplomate Roster

Click here to search for a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in your area.

Identifying a Diplomate of the ABPD

The ABPD is the only certifying board in the specialty of pediatric dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatric dentists certified as a Diplomate by the ABPD may promote their certification by using Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in direct association with their names.