BOARD CERTIFICATION IN ENDODONTICS
What is the American Board of Endodontics?
Founded in 1964, 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 American Board ofEndodontics is to assure the public that the endodontists it certifies have demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skill and expertise in the specialty of endodontics and to progressively raise the quality of patient care.
What is the Value of Board Certification?
By achieving Diplomate status, your endodontist has shown great inner motivation and exceptional commitment to continuing professional growth. A Board certified endodontist understands the importance of:
- Achieving the highest possible 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 for you, the patient.
How did my Endodontist obtain Board Certification?
To become Board Certified, your endodontist met the education requirements listed below, and successfully completed three examinations:
Education: Your endodontist was certified after completing a postdoctoral study in an ADA approved program and has been identified with endodontics for at least four years.
Practice: Your endodontist demonstrated high moral, ethical and professional qualifications and holds a valid license to practice endodontics.
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.
Your endodontist submitted documentation of a variety of cases from his own practice. The cases must be diverse and complex enough to demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills, and expertise in the full scope of the field of endodontics.
The final phase of the Board certification is an oral exam. In the oral exam, a team of experts questioned your endodontist about a variety of endodontic diagnosis and treatment situations. Throughout the extensive interviews, a high level of skill in problem solving and decision-making, analysis, creativity, and evaluation was demonstrated. Once an endodontist becomes board certified, he is known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.