What Is a Diplomate?
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A Diplomate is a dentist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Orofacial pain. To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:

Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.

Attainment of at least 400 hours of continuing education in subjects related to orofacial pain and having practiced orofacial pain for at least 2 years. Alternately, individuals who have completed at least one year of a full time university residency program or hospital based program in orofacial pain.

Comprehensive oral and written examinations covering all phases of orofacial pain

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