American Board of

General Dentistry

Elevating the standards and advancing the sciences and arts of General Dentistry

Welcome to the American Board of General Dentistry Website!

The American Board of General Dentistry is dedicated to advancing the practice of general dentistry by promoting a higher standard of knowledge and excellence through advanced education.

This site is your complete resource for information about the Board and the requirements to become Board Certified.

American Board of General
Dentistry Purpose

  • Elevate the standards for the practice of general dentistry.
  • Promote higher standards of knowledge through postraduate education.
  • Provide tools to assist advanced ducation residency programs.
  • Furnish the health professions and the public with a directory of general dentists certified and in good standing with the Board.
  • Certify and publicly recognize who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and technical skill in all facets of general dentistry and have met the standards established by the Board.
  • Enhance oral health care for the public.
  • Address the advanced level of competency of applicants.
  • Provide expert consultation to the meical and dental communities
  • Provide continuing education in advanced concepts of diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient treatment.
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The 2018 AAP/EFP Classification of Periodontal Disease and Peri-Implant Diseases is required by the ABGD for the Oral Examination