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Mission Statement

To certify pediatric dentists through a voluntary examination process that continuously validates their knowledge, skills and experience for delivering quality patient outcomes.

  • Leads to high-quality oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
  • Provides assurance to the public that a board certified pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited specialty training.

Vision

Every pediatric dentist is inspired to provide high quality oral health care to all children and maximize patient outcomes through continuous participation in the certification process.

values and goals

ABPD Overview

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) was organized by the American Society of Dentistry for Children in 1940; Articles of Incorporation were signed in 1942. On January 1, 1964, sponsorship of the Board was transferred to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The ABPD Headquarters is located in Brentwood, TN.

Bylaws of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

ABPD History - 1940-1970

A copy of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry's financial statements can be obtained by contacting Headquarters. ABPD is a 501(c)(6), and financial states are available to the public through a number of websites, including GuideStar.

 


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Primary Organizations of Pediatric Dentistry

Helpful links to the other Primary Organizations of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Logo

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Purpose

  • Advocacy
  • Guidline Development
  • Education
  • Professional Development
  • Sponsoring Organization of ABPD

Contact

Annual Dues/Fees Deadline

  • October 1

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Logo

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Purpose

  • Credentialing
  • Certification
  • Renewal or Maintenance of Certification

Contact

Annual Dues/Fees Deadline

  • November 30

College of Diplomates Logo

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Purpose

  • Promotes ABPD
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Fellowship

Contact

Annual Dues/Fees Deadline

  • December 31

AAPD Foundation Logo

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation

Purpose

  • Access to care grants and support

Contact

Annual Dues/Fees Deadline

  • Donations

The Foundation of the COD of the ABPD Logo

The Foundation of the COD of the ABPD

Purpose

  • Support COD
  • Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Award Excellence
  • Honor Dedication

Contact

Annual Dues/Fees Deadline

  • Donations

NOTE: All organizations are independent of each other, both administratively and fiscally.  If your contact information changes, you must contact each independent organization to update.