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Public Comment Requested

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is inviting public comment on the American Board of Orofacial Pain application that has been submitted for dental specialty certifying board recognition: 

Comment Period and Deadline

National Commission policy provides that public comment on an application’s compliance with the ADA Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists is to be solicited for a sixty (60) day period. Accordingly, written comments will be accepted through 5:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on May 3, 2021. 

Any comments received after the 5:00 pm (CST) deadline on May 3, 2021 will not be considered by the National Commission.

Comments must be objective and pertain only to the applicant’s compliance with the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists. To better assist the communities of interest with interpreting the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists and providing comments on applications for recognition, the National Commission has designed a comment sheet that is posted next to the American Board of Orofacial Pain’s application for recognition.

The National Commission will disregard comments that:

  • are not related to the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists
  • are not objective and/or include Protected Health Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • are in violation of the American Dental Associations’ Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
  • contain any unprofessional remarks

If the National Commission receives form letters with duplicate content signed by different individuals, the letters will be counted as one (1) letter signed by multiple submitters. 

Given the current pandemic, only comments submitted electronically will be accepted.   

Comments should be addressed to Ms. Catherine Baumann, Director, National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards at:  nationalcommission@ada.org.

Meetings 

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.  The National Commission meeting is held at the American Dental Association Headquarters 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Annual Meeting Dates for 2021-2023:

  • April 26-27, 2021
  • March 7-8, 2022
  • March 6-7, 2023
 

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