Important Dates

Deadlines for the 2022 ABDSM Exam

Application submission windowNovember 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 Year

Written requests to transfer to the next exam year should be sent to

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.