American Board of Dental Public Health

Message to candidates scheduled for the 2020 ABDPH Examination:

The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) recognizes the impact of recent and emerging precautions in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) and the potential consequences for the 2020 ABDPH examination.  Please know that we are actively exploring alternatives for administering the components of the examination and considering various scenarios related to holding the examination in conjunction with the National Oral Health Conference.  The Board is actively investigating options, taking into consideration fairness, timeliness, and feasibility. 

The Board will apply all examination fees paid towards these alternatives, but also will issue refunds upon request.  As COVID-related events unfold, the feasibility of certain alternatives also is changing.  We will be in contact with candidates as we have options in place for each component of the examination.

For updates on the NOHC, please monitor its website:

 Questions related to the Conference should be directed to the contact at that website.  For questions about the ABDPH examination, contact: [email protected]

For all questions regarding the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) including the ABDPH Examination , please contact Dr. Ana Karina Mascarenhas, Executive Director (617-605-1755)


If you are a Diplomate of the ABDPH and also a member of AAPHD and would like to pay your 2020 Annual Registration Fee AND renew your 2020 AAPHD membership at the same time please - Click here

If you are a Diplomate of the ABDPH and also a member of AAPHD, and are current or paid ahead with your AAPHD membership -  Click here to pay your 2020 ABDPH Annual Registration Fee ONLY 

If you are a Diplomate of the ABDPH and not a member of AAPHD - Click here to pay your 2020 ABDPH Annual Registration Fee. 

ABDPH Annual Registration Form 2020 

 WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Deadline for receipt of applications -December 1, 2019)

     a. ABDPH- Informational Brochure 2019-2020
     b. ABDPH Examination Procedures 2019-2020
     c. For application g
o to and create an account for the ABDPH User Portal. After creating your account, please login and complete the Written Exam/Qualifying Application on your dashboard.

ABDPH Officers and Directors


Competencies in Dental Public Health

2020 Director-Elect Nominations

The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) is requesting Diplomates interested in serving on the ABDPH board to submit an application for the 2020 position of Director-Elect.

Applications will stay active for a total of three years. An applicant can withdraw his/her name from the selection process before the end of three years. In order to do so, he/she must notify the Executive-Director, ABDPH no later than January 1, of the year he/she does not want to be considered. A committee consisting of two current directors of the ABDPH, and two full member Diplomates appointed by AAPHD, will serve as the nominating committee. The committee will review all candidates and will determine a slate of two (2) or more Diplomates for the Director-Elect position. All active Diplomates, in good standing will be eligible to vote electronically from the slate of candidates.

The Board strives to reflect the scope of dental public health.  A balance of talents and competencies across the main areas of dental public health—administration, service delivery, health promotion, and research—are desired. The committee will therefore use the following when considering the slate of candidates for Director-Elect:

  1. Employment history (e.g., Federal, state, or local health agency; government; academia; private sector)

  2. Type(s) of job responsibilities (e.g., administration, teaching, consulting, research, patient care)

  3. Educational background (e.g., institutions from which the candidate earned his or her dental and public health training and where the candidate completed his or her residency program)

  4. Demographic information (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, current geographic location).

Director-Elect Nominee Form

Email a copy of the Director-Elect Nominee Form and CV to Dr. Ana Karina Mascarenhas, Executive Director, ABDPH, [email protected] no later than December 15th, 2019.

Active Diplomates - 2019


Verification of Active Diplomates
Life Members-Living
Application Life Membership
Diplomates Meetings

2017 ABDPH Minutes of the 67th Annual Diplomates Meeting and Banquet

Diplomates Recertification Program
  ABDPH Recertification Guidelines
ABDPH Recertification Application
ABDPH Continuing Education Record
ABDPH Summary Report Continuing Education Units
Honorary Diplomate Policy
ADA-CDEL Report on Dental Specialties
ABDPH Newsletters