About Us

The American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry is an independent organization that was chartered in 1969 by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).  The Board's mission is to certify individuals at the highest standards of competency in diagnosis, surgery, and prosthetic treatment in the specialty of Implant Dentistry and ensure their current knowledge and skills for the safety of the public.

The ABOI/ID is recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS) as a certifying Board in Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry.  

Diplomates of the ABOI/ID represent a diverse cross-section of clinicians: private practice and academic, surgical, and restorative.  Specialties represented among ABOI Diplomates include general practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, and prosthodontics.  

The ABOI/ID examination is open to all qualified implant practitioners regardless of specialty or organizational affiliation, i.e., applicants and Diplomates are not required to belong to any implant membership organization.

The ABOI/ID Diplomate designation symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that a dentist has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process.

The certification examination is psychometrically valid and reliable, and is administered under secure, fair, and unbiased conditions. Candidates must demonstrate in-depth knowledge, and proficient skills and abilities in both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry as well as in critical aftercare even if they perform only the surgical or restorative phase.

We invite you to learn more about how to become a Diplomate and to review the application and examination process.