American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Leadership Team
The Examination Committee (EC) was formed to ensure that our examinations test the in-depth knowledge of the specialty of dentistry. The examination process continually validates an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience for delivering quality patient care. Each subcommittee is dedicated to the annual development and advancement of the certification and/or maintenance process.
The Examination Committee is comprised of three (3) subcommittees:
The Qualifying Examination (QE) is designed to generate evidence toward validation of the individuals’ advanced training in pediatric dentistry.
The examination is composed of 200 objective, single-answer, multiple-choice items. The QE is intended to assess the Examinee’s understanding of the scientific and biological principles that support the practice of pediatric dentistry, as well as current literature.
Members of the Qualifying Examination Subcommittee (QES) contribute by primarily writing and editing questions for the Qualifying Examination. Additional responsibilities include:
The purpose of the Oral Clinical Examination (OCE) is to enable the Candidate to demonstrate proficiency in diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical care.
The examination is designed to evaluate the Candidates knowledge and ability to solve clinical cases in pediatric dentistry. Each exam is comprised of clinical vignettes or scenarios from eight (8) domains.
Members of the Oral Clinical Examination Subcommittee (OCES) contribute by primarily collecting cases and writing and editing vignettes. Additional responsibilities include:
Note: This is not the application to serve as an examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination.
Renewal of Certification Process (ROC-P) is a continuous, rolling process documenting achievement in four critical areas of pediatric dentistry.
Completion of the four areas is required for Time Limited Diplomates and include:
Members of the Renewal of Certification Process Subcommittee (ROCPS) contribute by primarily writing and editing questions for the ROC Examination or the CQI Modules. Additional responsibilities include:
Eligible candidates must meet the following minimal qualifications at the time of application:
Subcommittee members serve a 1-year term and may only serve on one (1) of the three (3) subcommittees. A member’s term may be extended annually to a maximum of five (5) years. Re-appointments are based on performance and the needs of each subcommittee. After a Diplomate has served a five-year term and wish to serve again, they can reapply following a 12-month hiatus.
New subcommittee members must participate in the Examination Committee Workshop scheduled for January 27-29, 2022. Subcommittee members will also be required to participate in the Renewal of Certification Process if not already enrolled.
Subcommittee members are eligible to serve as examiners for the Oral Clinical Examination, if needed and invited.
The 2022 Examination Committee applications are now closed. Applications for the 2023 Examination Committee will open in June of 2022.