Improving knowledge & skills

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


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Annual Registration

Each year, Diplomates must provide evidence of professional standing by submitting their Annual Registration (AR). This yearly online application provides attestations of professional standing by answering a series of credentialing questions. The total cost of AR is $300. The process will close on March 31, 2024. 


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.