The American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry is an independent organization that was chartered in 1969 by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). The Board's mission is to certify individuals at the highest standards of competency in diagnosis, surgery, and prosthetic treatment in the specialty of Implant Dentistry and ensure their current knowledge and skills for the safety of the public. The ABOI/ID is recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABDS) as a certifying Board in Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. Diplomates of the ABOI/ID represent a diverse cross-section of clinicians: private practice and academic, surgical, and restorative. Specialties represented among ABOI Diplomates include general practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, and prosthodontics.