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 three major components: Dentist-Professional Review and Evaluation Program (D-PREP), the Expert Review Assessment (ERA), and Remediation.

ERA – Expert Review Assessment

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.

D-PREP – Dentist-Professional Review and Evaluation Program

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.

Remediation

In many cases, the outcome of the D-PREP assessment results in suggested remediation. Based on the assessment, a customized curriculum to address the specific deficiencies is developed by an AADB approved dental school. The remediation courses are intense refresher courses in the identified areas requiring in-depth study to bring the candidate’s knowledge up to the standard of practice.