Core Values

Our core values guide all we do within our organization.

Excellence in Pediatric Oral Health Care

ABPD values the provision of the highest quality oral health care for children. Such care is thoughtful, careful, ethical and based on the current scientific evidence. It takes into account the best interest of the patient and is respectful of the patient and his/her family.

A Fair and Valid Examination

ABPD values a fair and valid testing process for board certification and renewal of certification in pediatric dentistry. Such a testing process is based on the current knowledge in professional and educational testing. The process is evaluated continuously to ensure that it is of the highest quality and accurately assesses the candidate's knowledge, skill and judgment. A fair and valid examination requires skilled, committed and adequately trained examiners.

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

ABPD values a health professional's commitment to lifelong learning. ABPD values candidates' and diplomates' desire to practice pediatric dentistry at the highest level and their commitment to constantly reevaluate their practices in light of the most recent scientific evidence. ABPD recognizes the value of renewal of certification and continuing education for health professionals.

Quality Improvement in Health Care

ABPD values quality improvement in health care through objective assessment of outcomes and process. It supports efforts to provide optimal health care to children.


ABPD embraces integrity and accountability in guiding and empowering pediatric dentists to engage in continuous competency.


ABPD values working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve a unified vision.

Effective Stewards

ABPD is committed to being an effective steward of its entrusted resources and accountable to diplomates.

Strategic Goals

ABPD has established the following strategic goals for our organization