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How to become a Diplomate

The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry's (ABOI/ID) examination process measure the in-depth knowledge, proficient skills and abilities required for practitioners to provide comprehensive, safe and effective implant and implant related procedures to their patients.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry chartered the ABOI/ID in 1969.  The objective of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry is to elevate the standards related to dental implantology through a certification and maintenance of certification process for dental practitioners.

The certification process is comprehensive and consists of a written and oral examination, covering all aspects of dental implantology.  All applicants must provide evidence of an active dental license from the appropriate authority enabling the individual to practice dentistry where he/she resides. 

All applicants must have seven (7) or more years of experience in the practice of implant dentistry and have completed at least 75 implant cases. Applicants must successfully complete both the Part I and Part II examination within four (4) years to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry

Part I and Part II applications are due to the ABOI/ID Headquarters by December 1st of each year.  

Part II cases in their final powerpoint format are due to the ABOI/ID Headquarters no later than December 1 of each year. Application Requirements