American Board of Endodontics

What is the American Board of Endodontics?

The purpose of the American Board of Endodontics is to assure the public that an endodontist certified by the ABE has demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skill, and expertise in the specialty of endodontics and to progressively raise the quality of patient care. A board certified endodontist must successfully complete three examinations which consist of a written examination, an oral examination, and case history portfolio. Only about 23% of all endodontists have successfully completed all three and are then considered a board certified endodontist. 

Dr. Ryan McMahan completed his endodontic residency at the University of Michigan in 2017. He passed the written exam in 2017, the oral examination in the spring of 2018, and the case history portfolio in the fall of 2018, to become a board certified endodontist. 

Becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics places you in a distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill, dedication to continued professional growth, and a commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. In fact, the practice of endodontics as a recognized specialty of the ADA is reliant upon individuals who achieve Board certification.

Though the Board certification process is challenging, it is a worthwhile and rewarding endeavor. Earning Board certification allows you to:

  • Reach the highest level of education in endodontics.
  • Understand and apply new research and literature to the practice of endodontics.
  • Gain confidence in your clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
  • Enhance your technique and patient care.
  • Advance in your education or military career.
  • Contribute to the reputation and vitality of the endodontic specialty.