About The American Board of Orofacial Pain

Founded in 1994 The American Board of Orofacial Pain was established in response to a need for a valid certification process for dentist practicing Orofacial Pain Management.  The ABOP currently holds its examinations yearly in conjunction with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain's Annual Conference.  

Individuals who wish to become a Diplomate of the ABOP must pass the Written and Oral Examinations, respectively. Exams are given once per year, typically in conjunction with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain's Annual Conference.


2020 ABOP Exam Information

The American Board of Orofacial Pain is recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties as the certifying Board for the specialty of Orofacial Pain


March 28, 2020 - ABOP Exam Update:

Because of the world wide public health crisis, and with everyone’s health and welfare in mind, we must cancel the exams scheduled for May 6, 2020. We are working diligently on a possible alternate date, and will keep you posted immediately by email when decisions are made. At that time, we will also post news on our homepage (www.abop.net). We regret that events beyond our control have created difficulties, and hope you are safe. We look forward to seeing you soon!