PHILIPPINE BOARD OF PERIODONTOLOGY (PBP)

1)    DIPLOMATE

-       A member who has completed a formal periodontic program from PBP accredited school and/or institutions.

-       AND has passed Part I (written) and Part II (oral)  Diplomate Examination of the PBP

-       AND has been certified by the PBP to meet the standards of academic knowledge and clinical proficiency in the field of Periodontics

-       Those who have been certified as diplomates from other countries SHOULD still undergo and pass Parts I (written), II (oral) Diplomate Examination of the PBP to be recognized as Diplomate by the PBP

-       Once a Diplomate, to maintain status as diplomate, there will be a recertifcation (written) exam every 6 years

-       AND should be attending Continuing Education Credits as required by the PBP

 

2)    FELLOW

-       A member who has completed a formal periodontal graduate program from PBP accredited schools and/or institutions

-       AND has passed Parts I (written) of the Diplomate Examination of PBP

-       A fellow has 6 years to be eligible for Diplomate status.  If 6 years has passed and fellow did not pursue Diplomate Status, then Fellow will need to take a recertification exam (revalidate written exam) to maintain fellow status

-       AND should be attending Continuing Education Credits as required by the PBP

Once Fellow becomes a Diplomate, Fellow Status is dropped.  One cannot have BOTH Diplomate and Fellow under his/her name.