For many, board certification represents a culmination of professional and personal achievement, the reward of personal sacrifice, and a commitment to excellence and the highest quality of care to our patients. For Dawn Yuen Harvey, the road to board certification came with twists and turns.

Dr. Harvey shows us that it is never too late to pursue board certification. Furthermore, her return to studies to prepare for board certification did not end with becoming a Diplomate; it fueled a passion in continuous learning and a fresh look at her career. Here is Dr. Harvey’s story—in her own words. I hope you feel as inspired as I do—whether to seek board certification or renewal of certification, or become a mentor to a friend or colleague in practice or preparing to become a Diplomate!

See the full article and read Dr. Harvey's journey to board certification. 

​Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH
President, ABPD
Boston, MA
Diplomate since 1997