The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards announced March 4 it recognizes the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as the national certifying board for dental anesthesiology.
The recognition comes after the National Commission adopted a resolution March 2 based on an application from the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology to be recognized as the national certifying board for the dental specialty.
As the national certifying board, it will administer the board certification examination certifying qualified dentists as diplomats in the specialty of dental anesthesiology. 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 decision comes about a year after the National Commission had adopted in March 2019 a resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty, based on its determination that the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists’ application met all the ADA’s Requirements for Recognition of a Dental Specialty.
The American Dental Board of Anesthesiology examines and certifies dentists who complete an accredited program of anesthesiology training in the U.S. or Canada. The group had submitted its application for recognition in July, followed by a 60-day period of public comment in November 2019.