Examination Committee

Become an ABOMS Examiner

Are you a Diplomate interested in furthering your participation with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? Join the ABOMS Examination Committee.

About the Examination Committee

Members of the ABOMS Examination Committee perform many duties specific to the Board Certification process. In addition to  participating as an Examiner and preparing cases for the Oral Certifying Examination (OCE), they are also responsible for submitting items for the Qualifying Examination (QE), Recertification Examination (RE) and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In Training Examination (OMSITE). The Board of Directors appoints new Examiners each spring following the OCE, and appointments are made for one-year terms. Applications must be submitted to the ABOMS office by December 31st in order to apply for the Examination Committee.

Examination Committee

Potential Examination Committee Members must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Be a Diplomate in good standing
  • Be an active Diplomate for at least five years
  • Pledge to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate contemporary knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Submit an application with two letters of recommendation from active Diplomates
  • Have no former or pending actions against any dental or medical license


The 2020 Examination Committee will be selected by the Board during the Spring 2019 meeting. The online application process for the 2021 Examination Committee will be available on Diplomate profiles beginning  in June. 

Meet the 2018-2019 Examination Committee

Edward Adlesic

Pittsburgh, PA

John Allen

Pomona, CA

John Alonge

Erie, PA

Jonathan Bailey

Urbana, IL

Michael Beckley

Livermore, CA

Richard Berger

Berkeley, CA

Gary Bouloux

Atlanta, GA

Sidney Bourgeois

Manlius, NY

Todd Brandt

Waynesboro, VA

John Caccamese

Baltimore, MD

Curt Cain

Georgetown, TX

Ronald Caloss

Jackson, MS

Lionel Candelaria

Albuquerque, NM

Vincent Carrao

Fort Lee, NJ

Paul Casmedes

Austin, TX

Guillermo Chacon

Puyallup, WA

Radhika Chigurupati

Boston, MA

Joseph Cillo

Pittsburgh, PA

Paul Ciuci

Milford, CT

Robert Clark

Lexington, KY

David Cummings

Mission Viejo, CA

Eugene D'Amico

Newark, DE

David Dattilo

Pittsburgh, PA

Valmont Desa

Omaha, NE

Robert Diecidue

Villanova, PA

Jasjit Dillon

Bellevue, WA

Jeffrey Elo

Pomona, CA

Brian Farrell

Charlotte, NC

Bud Fidler

Goldsboro, NC

Steve Fletcher

Iowa City, IA

Pedro Franco

Irving, TX

Micheal Gentile

Chesapeake, VA

Tamer Goksel

Fort Campbell, KY

Christopher Haggerty

Lee's Summit, MO

Earl Hasegawa

Kahului, HI

Robert Hinkle

Dublin, OH

Jon Holmes

Birmingham, AL

David Hunter

Southlake, TX

Matt Jacks

Eugene, OR

Douglas Johnson

Anastasia Island, FL

Mark Johnson

New Bern, NC

Robert Julian

Fresno, CA

Deepak Kademani

Minneapolis, MN

Kevin Kempers

Boise, ID

Kelly Kennedy

Columbus, OH

David Kim

Shreveport, LA

King Kim

Rockledge, FL

JD Kisella

Matthews, NC

Antonia Kolokythas

Rochester, NY

Deepak Krishnan

Cincinnati, OH

Edward Lahey

Boston, MA

Janice Lee

Bethesda, MD

Jesse Lee

Virginia Beach, VA

Killian MacCarthy

South Portland, ME

Thomas MacKenzie

La Crosse, WI

Stephen MacLeod

Maywood, IL

Amir Marashi

Charlotte, NC

Glenn Maron

Atlanta, GA

Suzanne McCormick

Encinitas, CA

Edward Miller

Hartsdale, NY

Gayle Miranda

New York, NY

Robert Nustad

Owatonna, MN

Alexis Olsson

Chicago, IL

Milan Pastuovic

Northbrook, IL

Rawle Philbert

Bronx, NY

Julia Plevnia

Parker, CO

Lee Pollan

Pittsford, NY

Ramon Ruiz

Orlando, FL

Nathan Schroeder

Peoria, IL

Paul Smith

Pottstown, PA

Roger Spampata

Lansdale, PA

David Stanton

Philadelphia, PA

Randall Stastny

Cincinnati, OH

Larry Stigall

Boone, NC

Robert Strauss

Richmond, VA

Richard Szumita

Little Falls, NJ

Daniel Taub

Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Teenier

Corpus Christi

Jayson Terres

Tyler, TX

Paul Tiwana

Oklahoma City, OK

Christopher Viozzi

Rochester, MN


Our History and Mission

ABOMS has been in existence since 1945, serving as the only certifying board for the OMS specialty.

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Leadership Positions

Examination Committee

John Caccamese
Ronald Caloss
David Dattilo
Jeffrey Elo
Brian Farrell
Matt Jacks
Jayson Terres
Christopher Viozzi

Examination Committee Section Editors

Joseph Cillo
Kevin Kempers
Kelly Kennedy
Suzanne McCormick