The American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP) is an organization of dentists dedicated to enhancing the quality of care and service to the public through a validated certification process of dentists in the field of Orofacial Pain. Therefore, the ABOP represents the examining and certifying organization for qualified providers to meet the standards for appropriate orofacial pain care. The American Board of Orofacial Pain is the sole Certifying Board recognized by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Please contact ABOP at 401-560-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.abop.net
The AAOP and ABOP, while distinct organizations, shall maintain a close working relationship with regard to the dental specialty of orofacial pain. The activities and working relationship of these organizations include:
1. The ABOP recognizes the AAOP as the sole sponsoring organization of the dental specialty of orofacial pain and the ABOP.
2. The AAOP recognizes the ABOP as the sole certifying board for the dental specialty of orofacial pain.
3. Membership on the ABOP board of directors shall be in accordance with a prescribed method endorsed by the AAOP.
4. The AAOP and ABOP shall submit to each other copies of any reports and or data that are required to be submitted to the NCRDSCB.
5 .The AAOP and ABOP shall jointly publicize CODA requirements which Board Examination candidates will be expected to meet.
6. The AAOP recognizes certification via the ABOP examinations as a required credential for obtaining AAOP Fellowship status (post 2006).
7. The AAOP encourages its qualified active members to take the ABOP examination.
8. The ABOP encourages its Diplomates to consider the benefits of joining AAOP and attending the annual AAOP scientific meetings as the source of continuing education in the field of orofacial pain.
9. AAOP and ABOP seek to cooperate under the tenants of this memorandum whenever possible and within the terms of their duly stated specific missions and intended goals for the promotion, growth and betterment of the field orofacial pain, an ADA recognized specialty.
10. This Memorandum of Agreement may be amended as applicable, upon collaborative agreement between the AAOP and ABOP.