American Board of General Dentistry ~ Retired


The ABGD defines “Retired Status” as a certified dentist in good standing, no longer earning income from the profession of dentistry, including, but not limited to, service as a member of the faculty of a dental school, lecturer, researcher, dental administrator, consultant, or as a practitioner of any activity for which a license to practice dentistry is required. A Certified dentist must submit written notification to the ABGD requesting a Retired status and verifying that they no longer receive compensation from the practice of dentistry. When approved for retired status, they will be exempt from annual dues and academic recertification requirements. Maintenance of retired status (in good standing) entitles the individual to all the privileges of a certified member. 

Changing Status from Retired to Active 

The retired member must submit: 

  • A letter for consideration to the ABGD
  • A $100 Reinstatement fee
  • Documentation of continuing education (125 hrs/5 years)
  • Recertification Fee of $75