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Comments sought to recognize American Board of Oral Medicine as national certifying board for specialty

November 30, 2020

By Kimber Solana

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is seeking comments through Jan. 16, 2021, on an application to recognize the American Board of Oral Medicine as the national certifying board for oral medicine.

The National Commission is inviting public comment for a 60-day period, per its Application Process for Recognition of a Dental Specialty Certifying Board protocol based on the applicant’s compliance with the ADA Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists.

If approved by the National Commission, the American Board of Oral Medicine would be recognized as the national certifying board that administers the board certification examination certifying qualified dentists as diplomats in the specialty of oral medicine. According to the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists, the National Commission will recognize only one certifying board that has a close working relationship with the sponsoring organization.

The National Commission recognized oral medicine as a dental specialty in spring, based on the determination that the American Academy of Oral Medicine’s application met all the ADA’s Requirements for Recognition of a Dental Specialty.
   
Submit comments to Catherine Baumann, director, National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 or nationalcommission@ada.org
   
To review the American Board of Oral Medicine application, visit ADA.org/en/ncrdscb.