Retake Exam Application

A candidate may retake up to three (3) subject sections of either Part A or Part B twice. Any candidate failing four (4) or more sections of either Part A or Part B must retake that entire examination. In the event of failure to pass the original examination, the candidate may be admitted for re-examination within a period of three (3) years after the original examination. There is a non-refundable $750 re-examination fee for each Part A and Part B. The maximum number of exam components of either Part A or Part B, which can be re-tested, is three (3). Four (4) or more sections require complete retake of that examination. A candidate can re-test twice (total of 3 attempts to complete the entire exam). After the third unsuccessful attempt, the candidate must initiate a new application process including new fees, and show proof of additional training to qualify for additional examinations.

Requirements for ABOM Certification are as follows:

Section 1. General Requirements

  1. Moral and ethical standing satisfactory to the Board.
  2. Graduation from an oral medicine program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and recognized by the American Board of Oral Medicine.
  3. License to practice dentistry in any state or territory of the United States or in any nation with equivalent standards.
  4. Membership in good standing in any oral medicine association/group.

Section 2. Specific Requirements

  1. A candidate for retaking the Part A Board examination must be currently enrolled in the 2nd year of an accredited oral medicine program or candidates who have completed an accredited oral medicine program, belong to an oral medicine group or association and has already taken and not passed the Part A exam. 
  2. A candidate for retaking any part of Part B (or concurrent Parts A and B) Board certification must have obtained a certificate of successful completion of postgraduate study in oral medicine from a program accredited by the American Board of Oral Medicine, belong to an oral medicine group or association and has already taken and not passed the Part B exam.
  3. A candidate must satisfactorily fulfill the examination requirements of the Board.

Apply to Retake ABOM Certification Exam

Upcoming Exams

2022 AAOM Annual Conference
May 3-7, 2022 in Memphis, Tennesee

2023 AAOM Annual Conference
May 2-6, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia

Dates and times are subject to change.

Registration for the 2022 ABOM Certification Exam will open soon.

Before You Can Proceed:

The following must be received prior to the deadline in order to sit for the exam:
  1. Re-examination fee payment ($750.00 USD)
  2. Completed re-examination application form.
  3. Evidence of membership in good standing with an oral medicine group or association.