Diplomate Examination: Oral Examination Scoring & Results

Oral Case Defense Scoring

Scoring of oral case defenses for Diplomate status in the ABCP is based on objective criteria, which is applied universally to all candidates. This step in the certification process is completed successfully when the candidate's oral case presentations are deemed acceptable by a majority of the examiners, at least one of whom must be an ABCP officer or director and all of whom must be ABCP Diplomates in good standing.

The entire examination process is supervised by the ABCP Examination Committee.

Determinations of successful completion will not be changed, except in the case of a granted appeal.

Oral Examination Results

Results will be mailed to candidates 30-60 days following completion of the oral case defense by the candidate for Diplomate status.

Examination results are not available by telephone. Please do not call the ABCP Executive Office for this information.

Dentists who have previously taken the oral examination unsuccessfully may reapply by notifying the ABCP Executive Office in writing and submitting the three (3) patient case histories they plan to present by the application deadline.