The ABE offers a certification program for endodontists. Certification, which is a voluntary process, requires the following components.
Board Certification requires successful completion of an advanced education program in endodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
To become Board Certified, successful completion of following three examinations is required.
The Written Examination tests a broad range of fields, including anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, radiology, statistics, clinical endodontics and related disciplines.
The Case History Examination requires submission of documentation of a variety of cases from the endodontist’s 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 process is an Oral Examination . In the Oral Examination, a team of experts question the endodontist about a variety of endodontic diagnosis and treatment situations. Through the extensive interviews, a high level of skill in problem solving, decision making, analysis, creativity and evaluation must be demonstrated.
An endodontist, who has satisfied all requirements of the Board Certification process of the ABE, is declared Board Certified by the Directors of the ABE. This individual is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.