The National Commission's published newsletter is available to download. Articles include information on the Periodic Review of Dental Education and Practice, the Annual Report of the Recognized Dental Specialty Certifying Boards, a Message from the Chair of the National Commission, the National Commissions public comment to CDEL on the Requirements for Recognition, and many other topics of interest.
News and meetings
Recent actions and events
At its March 28-29, 2022 meeting, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards considered the American Board of Orofacial Pain application to be considered as the recognized national certifying board for orofacial pain. Based on review of the application, the National Commission determined that the Requirements for Recognition of National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists had been met and adopted a resolution recognizing the American Board of Orofacial Pain as the national certifying board for orofacial pain.
At its March 28-29, 2022 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the National Commission’s comment letter to the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL), which covered proposed revisions to the Requirements for Recognition.
View the comment letter (PDF)
The National Commission meets on an annual basis to discuss matters related to National Commission operations and specialty recognition. If the National Commission does not meet virtually, meetings are held at the American Dental Association Headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Our meeting schedule
April 24-25, 2023
April 15-16, 2024
April 14-15, 2025