Certification Maintenance

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2018 CAQ

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Administered March 17-31


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2018 Certification Maintenance

Diplomates who hold time-limited certificates are required to complete the Certification Maintenance (CM) process during specific years in order to maintain their certification with the Board. The CM program  currently runs in 10-year cylces and is an ever-evolving process. 

The 2018 Certification Maintenance program will open on the ABOMS website for eligible Diplomates beginning April 3rd. Eligible Diplomates have certificates expiring on 12/31/2018, 12/31/2019 and 12/31/2020.

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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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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.