Apply for the 2020 Exam


Application Requirements


Applicants must meet the requirements of one of the following three categories in order to apply:

Clinical Applicant

  • Dental degree (DDS or DMD) or equivalent 
  • Active unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the United States, including territories, or Canada.

Academic Applicant

  • Dental degree (DDS or DMD) or equivalent
  • Active, restricted license to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada.
  • Full-time employee of an accredited dental school

International Certificant Applicant

  • Not a permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Dental degree (DDS or DMD) or equivalent
  • Active, unrestricted license to practice dentistry outside of the United States or Canada.

Ethics

The ABDSM expects all candidates to comply with the most recent American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.  Honor violations are taken seriously and may result in disqualification or retraction of certification status.
 

Apply for the 2020 ABDSM Exam

Applicants must choose one of the following tracks to apply for the exam.

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Traditional Track                                        Mastery Track