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Available through September 5 (OCE) and September 19 (QE)

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2019 Recertification Exam

Administered September 21-28 at Pearson VUE centers


OCE Moves to Raleigh!

The ABOMS Oral Certifying Examination (OCE) has been administered in Dallas, TX for the past 11 years. ABOMS built long lasting relationships with several of our vendors and thanks them for their hospitality and professional assistance throughout the years. 

The 2020 OCE  will be administered at our newest testing location: Raleigh, NC. ABOMS is excited about its latest venture. Candidates that apply to take the 2020 OCE will be sent travel information in the fall. Applications for next year's examination will open on the ABOMS website in June. 

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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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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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Who We Are

Our Core Purpose and Values are our governing principles

Core Purpose

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.

Core Values

Patient First, Integrity, Fair & Valid, Relevant, Gold Standard of Excellence