Mission

The American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP) will assist the public by certifying that individuals who have the designation of "Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain" have passed a certifying examination and are subject to periodic recertification.

The ABCP will further assist the public by certifying dentists who successfully demonstrate their knowledge of the relationship between craniofacial pain and sleep-disordered breathing. Individuals who earn the "Diplomate, Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine" designation have passed a certifying examination and are subject to periodic recertification.

Examination Schedule

Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain
•   Application Deadline: November 1, 2014
•   Examination Date/Location: January 15, 2015
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
To download your application for Diplomate status, click here.


Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
•   Application Deadline: November 1, 2014
•   Examination Date/Location: January 15, 2015
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
To download your application for Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine credentialing, click here.

About the ABCP Diplomate Written Examination*

The written examination for ABCP Diplomate status is comprised of 200 psychometrically-derived, multiple choice questions Dentists are allowed a maximum of four (4) hours to complete this qualifying examination, which covers the following topics: anatomy, radiology, nutrition, pain syndromes, neural therapy and proliferative therapy, sleep, orthodontics/orthopedics, appliance therapy, phase II treatment, electromodalities, neuromuscular dentistry, osteopathic/neuromuscular concepts, trauma and pharmacology.

The ABCP Board of Directors is solely responsible for the composition of this written examination and has determined the percentage of questions on each topic based on the results of a national practice survey. In addition, all scoring of written tests is performed without consideration of the candidate's identity and all decisions are based on objective criteria, which is applied universally to all candidates.

*Note: In order to be eligible to sit for the written examination, dentists must satisfy all application requirements and/or correct deficiencies prior to the application deadline. Sorry; late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.