Certified by the American Board of Endodontics

What is the American Board of Endodontics?

Founded in 1956, the American Board of Endodontics is the only certifying board in the dental specialty of endodontics recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists.

The purpose of the ABE is to assure the public that their endodontist is certified, has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill, is dedicated to continued professional growth, and maintains a commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care.

How did my endodontist obtain Board Certification?

To become Board Certified, your endodontist successfully completed three examinations and met the requirements listed below:

Education:  Your endodontist was certified after completing a postdoctoral study in an ADA approved program.

Examinations:  Your endodontist passed a one-day written exam that tested a broad range of fields including anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, radiology, statistics, clinical endodontics and related disciplines.

Case Documentation: Your endodontist submitted documentation of a variety of cases from his/her practice.  The cases were diverse and complex enough to demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skill, and expertise in the full scope of the field of endodontics. 

Oral Examination: The final phase of the Board Certification is an oral exam, where a team of experts questioned your endodontist about a variety of diagnosis and treatment situations. Throughout the extensive interview, your endodontist demonstrated a high level of skill in problem solving, decision making, analysis, creativity and evaluation. 

What is the value of Board Certification?

By achieving Diplomate status, your endodontist has shown great motivation and exceptional commitment to continuing professional growth.

A Board Certified endodontist understands the importance of:

  • Achieving the highest level of knowledge and skill possible
  • Continually pursuing new knowledge and experience
  • Fully understanding and applying new research and advances in the practice of endodontics
  • Ensuring the highest possible quality of care of you, the patient.