QE & OCE Results

Mailed in March


OMSITE Administered

March 16-30


2019 Recertification Exam

Applications Open March 26


 Candidates & Diplomates

Did you miss our presentations in Chicago?

At the AAOMS Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors presented on its new Certification Maintenance (CM) program prepared to launch in January of 2020. Dr. Cunningham went into detail about the new CM model and how Diplomates will be affected by this change. If you missed the presentation, you can download and review the slides.

CM Presentation

In addition to the CM presentation, the Board also presented alongside ROAAOMS about the certification process. You can download the presentation, if you were unable to attend tor would like a chance to review the slides once again.

Introduction to Certification

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The certification process is comprehensive, covering the biological sciences and clinical practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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Become an Examiner

Are you a Diplomate interested in furthering your participation with ABOMS? Join the Examination Committee.

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ABOMS Diplomates are committed to lifelong learning, keeping current in knowledge and skills, and practicing in a safe and contemporary manner.

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Are you interested in seeing if a particular oral and maxillofacial surgeon is board certified? Find out how to run a verification.

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Who We Are

Our Mission and Objectives are our governing principles


The mission of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 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.