Deadlines for the 2021 ABDSM Exam
|Notification of exam results||Sent via regular mail by Aug 30, 2021|
|Deadline for appeals||30 days after receiving your results|
Deadlines for the 2022 ABDSM Exam
|Application submission window||November 1 - December 31, 2021|
|Late application window*||January 1 - February 28, 2022|
|Notification of application acceptance||March 31, 2022|
|Deadline for withdrawal and partial refund ($395)||April 29, 2022|
|Examination window||June 12-26, 2022|
|Notification of examination results||September 30, 2022|
*Late applications are subject to an additional fee of $200 USD. Withdrawals are accepted at anytime prior to the exam; however, no refunds will be made for withdrawals after the stated date. See the refund policy in the ABDSM Diplomate Guidelines.
Transferring to a Different Exam YearWritten requests to transfer to the next exam year should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who have received ABDSM approval to sit for the exam may request approval for a one-time transfer of their application to the immediate following year’s examination ONLY. Application transfers may be requested after acceptance and before the stated deadline cited above. If approved, an application transfer requires payment of a $395 transfer fee.
Applicants approved for a transfer do not need to submit a new application or retake the Mastery Program; however, they may need to submit a copy of their dental license if the license on file expires prior to the new exam date.