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Review of Courses for Approval/Appeals Process - The American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Mechanism for Board Review of Continuing Education Credit:

1. Diplomates will maintain a record that includes the title of the course, the sponsor, documentation of the number of continuing education credit hours, and proof of attendance. If the course is not one already recognized as acceptable without review as described in Section “A” above, the Diplomate should keep or provide a brief description of the course.

2. Diplomates must submit this list on a Board-approved form for recertification. Forms for recertification will be available on the ADBA website or by contacting the ADBA Executive Director.

3. The Executive Director, using a random sequence, selects renewal applications to be audited. The Executive Director will request Proof of Attendance forms for all courses listed and will identify courses that are acceptable without review. Information will be requested for courses requiring Board review if such courses are not clearly acceptable and only if those course credit hours are required for recertification. Final course eligibility determination will be performed no later than at the Board of Directors meeting of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology immediately following the recertification request. A letter describing the outcome of the audit will be sent to the Diplomate following review.

4. In the event a Diplomate disagrees with a decision by the Board to deny approval for a particular continuing education course, he/she may appeal the decision in writing within thirty (30) days of the date the notification letter was sent. All appeals submitted within this time frame will be considered by the Board no later than the next Board of Directors meeting.


There is no fee for recertification. This service is included in the annual registration fee