Reapplication Policies

Reapplication

 

Not Achieving a Passing Exam Score

Applicants who did not achieve a passing score on their first attempt may reapply for the next annual exam by submitting the following by the application deadline:
  • Application
  • Payment of application fee ($995.00)
  • A copy of their current dental license with expiration
Those looking to reapply for a later exam (more than one year following a failed exam) or who do not achieve a passing score after a second attempt must submit a new application, prerequisites, and all other requirements in place at the time of the new application.

Old application materials are not kept on file at the ABDSM office. Do not call the office to inquire about applications submitted the previous year.

Failure to Meet Case Submission Deadline

Applicants who achieved a passing score on the exam but did not meet the deadline for case submission, including any granted extensions, may reapply within three years of when the original application was submitted. They may reapply by submitting the following by the application deadline:
  • Application
  • Payment of application fee ($995.00)
  • Reapplicants must also submit the following by April 5, 2019
    • A copy of their current dental license with expiration
    • Documentation to verify they have earned at least twenty-five (25) new CE credits (i.e., credits not used with the previous application) within the previous two (2) years. All continuing education credits must meet board requirements as previously described.
Reapplicants who achieved a passing score on the exam but did not meet the deadline for case submission do not need to retake the exam. Cases that were accepted by the Board Reviewer during the initial application cycle can be reused. Reapplicants will have until April 30, 2020 to submit complete oral appliance therapy cases. Please note that reapplication on this basis will only be accepted one time. If all completed and accepted cases are not received within the designated time period, a completely new application including prerequisites, exam, cases and all other requirements will be necessary to become certified.