ADSA's Fellowship began in the 1960's and is mentioned as a qualifier in many Dental Practice Acts. Since 2001, successful completion of the NDBA Diplomate Examinations has also conferred Fellow status in ADSA. Thus, NDBA examinees are able to become ADSA Fellows with a single set of exams.
The NDBA was established in 2001 by ADSA to recognize dentists who have training and expertise in the administration of general anesthesia. Achieving Diplomate status in the NDBA will further ensure dentistry's ability to continue to provide high quality anesthesia care. And, because the NDBA was created by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the NDBA embraces all dentists who administer general anesthesia.
The requirements to sit for the Exam are:
1. Active membership in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
2. Graduation from a College of Dentistry accredited by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association or one approved by the Board of Directors of the ADSA.
3. Completion of: a. Continuous full-time participation in a Residency in Dental Anesthesiology Program acceptable to the ADSA Board of Directors, OR b. An accredited Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency. Exam applications must include documentation from the institution in which anesthesiology training was obtained, including start/completion dates.