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The President’s Message–Navigating Challenge and Change

April 9, 2021

Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, D.D.S. President, American Board of Endodontics   In 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABE certified 112 new Diplomates! The dedication of these new Diplomates to the specialty of endodontics deserves the appreciation of all AAE members and is vital to the future of our specialty.  Congratulations! Along…

March 2021 Oral Exam Full and Future Oral Exams Update

February 9, 2021

The March 2021 Virtual Oral Exam is now full. The limited spaces for this exam were filled by our Candidates previously registered for the March 2020 Oral Exam who had to defer due to COVID related travel restrictions. We know that there are many who are eager to register for upcoming exam cycles, and we…

Registration is Full for the March 2021 Virtual Oral Exam

January 29, 2021

Due to the limited capacity for our upcoming March Virtual Oral Exam, and the number of Candidates we accommodated who had to transfer from the March 2020 Oral Exam due to COVID related travel restrictions, no additional seats are available for the ABE March 2021 Virtual Oral Exam and registration is closed.  Please be sure…

March 2021 Oral Exam Update

November 11, 2020

As all of you know, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to postpone the October 2020 Oral Exam. This was a very difficult decision for us but necessary at the time. We also have many factors to take into account when considering the March 2021 Oral Exam. The Board has explored all options and hoped that…

Latest News

AAE Past President and ABE Board Member Clara M. Spatafore Named Interim Dean of VCU

March 1, 2021

We are so thrilled at the news of AAE Past President and ABE Board member Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., being named interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry! The following is a news article shared on VCU’s website and submitted to the Communique: As the current chair of the VCU School of Dentistry’s…

Discussing the Modified New Case History Portfolio Exam Requirements With ABE President Asgeir Sigurdsson

February 3, 2020

We recently discussed with ABE President Asgeir Sigurdsson the modification to the Case History Portfolio Exam and how the change came about.

Drs. Keith Krell and Asgeir Sigurdsson Issue Joint Message Regarding Board Certification

January 6, 2020

American Board of Endodontics has decided to modify the Case History Portfolio Exam to a standard grouping of five cases treated and documented by each candidate, rather than 10 cases, as previously required.

American Board of Endodontics Announces New Officers, Directors

May 11, 2018

CHICAGO—The American Board of Endodontics named new officers and members to its Board of Directors during the American Association of Endodontists recent annual meeting in Denver. They are: Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., President. Dr. McClanahan is a professor in the department of restorative sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he’s…

Dedication—The quality of being committed to a task or purpose

March 14, 2018

ABE President Dr. W. Craig Noblett describes the dedication and purpose one undertakes when pursuing Board certification.

What is the American Board of Endodontics?

November 27, 2017

Becoming a Diplomate of the ABE will help our specialty thrive for years to come.


Digital Case History Exam Videos

Introducing our Video Tutorial Series on our Digital Case History Submission Process

Visit our Vimeo Page to view the videos.


New Diplomates

We offer heartfelt congratulations to our newest Diplomates.

Achieving Diplomate status requires many years of hard work and deep commitment to professional excellence; it is the ultimate recognition of an individual’s knowledge and expertise in endodontics. Congratulations!