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Dental Specialties

A specialty is an area of dentistry formally recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards. Discover more

Public Comments Requested

The National Commission invites public comments on the American Board for Oral Medicine's application to be recognized as the certifying board for Oral Medicine.

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Guiding Principles of the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB)

The NCRDSCB is grounded in the ADA Requirements for Recognition of Dental Specialties and National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists. These Requirements are objective standards established to protect the public, nurture the art and science of dentistry, and improve the quality of care.