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Setting the standard for oral and maxillofacial surgery through examination and certification maintenance.



Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

This month is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we sat down with Dr. Deepak Kademani, a widely-published surgeon who holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery in Minnesota for 20 years, and today, about half of his practice is devoted to working with patients with cancer, jaw tumors and other types of head and neck pathology. 

Dr. Kademani shares what he finds rewarding about his work, insights about his career path, and recommendations for monitoring your oral health.

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Our Mission

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) ensures that Diplomates meet our standards of training, education, and professionalism through our certification process. As the certifying body in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the ABOMS provides contemporary and innovative programs that promote optimal care and service to the public.


To be the recognized leader in Board Certification of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and related disciplines.