| Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
| In order to be eligible, candidates must be licensed dentists who have met all of the prerequisites described in the ABDSM guidelines. This includes a dental degree (DDS, DMD, or similar), dental license (unrestricted or full-time faculty), and a completed AADSM Mastery Program.
|As a Mastery Program graduate, how long is my eligibility effective to apply for the ABDSM exam?
|Mastery Program graduates are allotted three (3) years from the program completion date to register and sit for the ABDSM exam without an additional CE requirement.
|Is taking the AADSM Mastery Program the only way to qualify for the ABDSM exam?
|Yes. Beginning with the 2022 examination, the ABDSM accepts only candidates who have completed the AADSM Mastery Program or a version of the program offered by a dental school accredited as an AADSM Mastery Program provider.
|If I take the an AADSM-Accredited Mastery Program, will I be eligible to sit for the ABDSM exam?
|Yes, provided that you complete the program prior to the exam. You are responsible for communicating with the ABDSM about any need to cancel or reschedule your application for the ABDSM exam. See the current accredited programs listing to confirm your accredited program.
|If I take the AADSM Mastery Program, will I be a Diplomate of the ABDSM?
|No. Completing the program does not automatically confer Diplomate certification. You must apply for and successfully pass the ABDSM exam to be recognized as a Diplomate of the ABDSM.