American Board of Dental Hypnosis

Officers Who Are We?
  The American Board Dental Hypnosis (ABDH) provides certification of competence in clinical hypnosis to dentists. It is the approved accrediting body sanctioned by the two major scientific hypnosis societies, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and The Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). Its board certification provides the diplomate with the highest level of credentialing in dental hypnosis.
  The purpose of the ABDH is to encourage the study, application, and teaching of clinical hypnosis and the application of hypnotic technique in all disciplines of dentistry. The Board has established standards of competence for dentists who voluntarily seek recognition for their abilities and clinical interests in the application of hypnosis to their specialty area of dentistry. The ABDH encourages and supports research and education in dental hypnosis, and many members are active in teaching, mentorship, and leadership positions in ASCH and SCEH, as well as in their own dental specialties.


Requirements for Application  
  The American Board of Dental Hypnosis is a component board of the American Boards of Clinical Hypnosis, along with the American Board of Medical Hypnosis, the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis, the American Board of Hypnosis in Social Work, and soon the American Board of Hypnosis in Nursing.


  What Do We Do?
  The American Board of Dental Hypnosis certifies the competence and mastery of licensed dentists in applying hypnosis in their practice of dentistry. Candidates take a tripartite examination, consisting of written, oral and practical components. Successful candidate may append the initials ABDH after their names. The ABDH designation is the highest recognition of a dental professional who uses hypnosis. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Ashley A. Goodman at