As the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) continues to strive for excellence in pediatric oral health care, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. To translate this commitment to action, ABPD has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.


Dr. Priyanshi Ritwik


Drs. Toddrick Smith & Thomas Tanbonliong

Board Liaison

Dr. LaRee Johnson

ABPD is pleased to announce our Statement of Affirmation:
“The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusiveness.

ABPD affirms all pediatric dentists have equal opportunity to become and remain board-certified, regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation.

ABPD is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusiveness to promote positive oral health outcomes for all infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs, regardless of their gender, race, and socioeconomic status.”
The DEI Task Force is currently working on initiatives for ABPD’s programs and community. Stay tuned via our newsletters for more information on future initiatives.