Improving knowledge & skills

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

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ABOMS Regional Advisors: Who They Are and What They Do

Appointed by the Board, Regional Advisors are asked to encourage Diplomates to begin their journey as an ABOMS Examiner. The individuals selected to serve in this role have long standing relationships with the Board and have made significant contributions to the specialty serving on the Examination Committee.

The Board assigns a person to each of the six regions. Regional Advisors will review and interview the applicants from their geographical region and advise the Board of Directors of their professionalism, areas of expertise, and potential for contributions to the certifying process. Regional Advisors are appointed for one year, with annual consideration for reappointment for a maximum of three years.

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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.