The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Oral Clinical Examination (OCE) is scheduled for September 19-23, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The application window will open on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 9AM CST, and will close on January 24, 2023, at 11:59pm CST. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will not be able to hold examination seats. After the examination sessions are full, candidates will be placed on a waitlist. Our cancellation policy can be found here.

To apply:

  • Login to the ABPD portal by clicking here. The application will be available on your dashboard on January 10, 2023, at 9am CST.
  • A professional headshot is required with the application. We encourage you to upload your photo to your profile in advance of the application opening.
  • Complete your application and payment of $2,100.

At this time, ABPD has not determined if any health protocols, such as mask wearing, will be needed for the 2023 OCE. We will keep you posted with updates of any requirements for participants.

To learn more about the OCE, please visit our OCE PAGE

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at, or (615) 432-0082.