AADB Assessment Services Program

The American Association of Dental Board’s (AADB) Assessment Services Program (ASP) is a comprehensive program of review services designed to assist dental boards throughout the discipline process and includes two major components: Dentist-Professional Review and Evaluation Program (D-PREP) and the Expert Review Assessment (ERA).

The intent of D-PREP is to detect, evaluate and suggest possible remediation of deficiencies in dental practitioners referred to the program by their boards. In the ongoing effort to protect the public, this program has been designed to identify practitioners who need remediation or who should not continue in the practice of dentistry. Dental practitioners referred to this program by their boards will be assessed and, if qualified, have the opportunity to participate in an enhancement program that will address their deficiencies and enable them to return to dental practice. The AADB has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry who will act as the assessment centers for practitioners referred to the program.

The Expert Review Assessment program is a service provided to dental boards in need of an independent expert witness in disciplinary case review. The AADB will refer the state dental board to a specially trained expert assessor who will review the practitioner’s patient care and treatment and/or the practitioner’s conduct and offer an opinion regarding whether or not that care, treatment and conduct met applicable standards.