2014 Specialty Exam Information

The 2014 Specialty Exam will be held in at the University of Illinois in Chicago July 8-10, 2014.

If you would like to request an application, they will be available after February 15, 2014. Please contact WREB at 602-944-3315 or via email at  ddiaz@wreb.org.  Please be sure to include the specialty that you are inquiring about.

The seven specialty areas available are:

Endodontics
Orthodontics
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics

These examinations are not designed to replace the specialty boards, but to qualify successful applicants to practice and to advertise themselves as specialists in the states participating in this specialty examination process.

The examination consists of two parts:

  1. A written multiple choice examination of 160 to 180 questions and
  2. Presentation of a series of cases completed by the candidate demonstrating specific treatment planning and technical skills.

Applications must be received by WREB no later than Monday, April, 14, 2014.

Your completed cases and signed, notarized affidavit must be received no later than, Friday, April 25, 2014.

  • If you are taking the written part of the American Board Exam but will not receive your scores until AFTER the WREB’s April 14 application/payment deadline, you need only to sign up and pay WREB for the WREB’s verbal part of the exam by April 14, 2014.  If you discover after the April 14 deadline that you failed the written part of the American Board exam, please notify Denise Diaz ddiaz@wreb.org immediately that you will be taking the written part of the NERB exam and send payment to the WREB, so that it is received no later than Friday, June 13, 2014.