News and Meetings
Newsletter Now Available
The National Commission's newly published newsletter is available to download. Articles include information on the Periodic Review of Dental Education and Practice, a Message from the Chair of the National Commission, a Revised Definition for Endodontics, information on Fees and many other topics of interest. Download and read the National Commission News (PDF)
National Commission Adopts New Resolution
At its April 26-27, 2021 meeting, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards considered the American Board of Oral Medicine application to be considered as the recognized national certifying board for oral medicine. Based on review of the application, the National Commission determined that the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists had been met and adopted a resolution recognizing the American Board of Oral Medicine as the national certifying board for oral medicine.
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards meets on an annual basis to discuss recognition of the dental specialties and certifying boards. If the National Commission does not meet virtually, meetings are held at the American Dental Association Headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Annual Meeting Dates for 2021-2024:
- April 26-27, 2021
- March 28-29, 2022
- April 24-25, 2023
- April 15-16, 2024
Unofficial Reports of Major Actions