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American Board of Orofacial Pain applies to be recognized as national certifying board for new specialty

August 04, 2020 The American Board of Orofacial Pain submitted on July 28 an application and request to the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards to be recognized as the certifying board for the newly approved specialty of orofacial pain.
   
The application comes about four months after the National Commission recognized orofacial pain as a dental specialty, based on the determination that the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s application met all the ADA’s Requirements for Recognition of a Dental Specialty.
   
If approved by the National Commission, the American Board of Orofacial Pain would become recognized as the national certifying board that administers the board certification examination certifying qualified dentists as diplomats in the specialty of orofacial pain. According to the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists, only one certifying board that has a close working relationship with the sponsoring organization will be recognized by the National Commission.    
   
The national certifying board for a dental specialty must go through an application process and meet several requirements as outlined in the ADA’s Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists, according to the National Commission.

All documentation in the application is confidential until the review committee has determined that the application contains the required documentation. If the application contains the required documentation, the National Commission will invite public comment for a 60-day period on whether the applicant has demonstrated that it meets each of the Requirements for Recognition. Incomplete applications are returned to the certifying board for modifications.
   
For more information on the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, visit ADA.org/en/ncrdscb or by calling 1-312-440-2697.