A board-certified pediatric dentist is one of a small group of leading practitioners in the field of pediatric dentistry. In order to be considered a pediatric dentist, one must complete four years of dental training at an accredited U.S. dental school, and another three years of specialty training in an accredited pediatric dentistry program.
In order to achieve ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry) board certification, a pediatric dentist must first successfully complete the aforementioned training, and then must go through the rigorous process of completing the requirements to become board-certified. These additional requirements include passing a complex written qualifying examination as well as an in-person oral clinical examination. Thus, those pediatric dentists who have become board-certified, have demonstrated an advanced clinical and scientific mastery of pediatric dentistry.
Yes, they are both board certified pediatric dentists and they are both AAPD Fellows.