Board Certified Oral Surgeon

What does it means to be a Diplomate in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery?

The mission of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is to assure the public of safe and optimal care through the development and maintenance of high standards of certification and re-certification of Diplomates in the specialty.

The objective of the ABOMS is to elevate the standards of oral and maxillofacial surgery through a certification and maintenance of certification process that fosters excellence and encourages learning, thus promoting the delivery of superior health care.

To meet this objective, the ABOMS will:

  • Evaluate specialists who apply for initial certification and assure that they have the requisite training, education and experience
  • Administer a certification process that assesses the knowledge, experience, and skills requisite to the provision of high quality patient care in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Administer a maintenance of certification process that assures Diplomates are committed to lifelong learning, keep current in knowledge and skills, and practice in a safe and contemporary manner
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