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Will I Need a Referral to See an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Nov 11, 2022

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer a range of procedures such as wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and oral pathology. Patients are typically referred by a medical professional but some patients consider skipping this step and contacting a specialist themselves. So, will you need a referral to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? It depends. Patients may need a referral to meet the surgeons’s policy and/or their insurance requirements. Here are some questions to consider about obtaining treatment referrals.

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How is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon different from a dentist?

Nov 09, 2022

Most of us know when to call the dentist, but you may not be sure when to seek out an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for your procedure—especially if it is something that both dentists and oral surgeons offer. Whether you are seeking a specific oral surgery or are in search of solutions to symptoms like jaw pain, it is key to choose the provider who is most skillful and experienced in treating your needs. To help you make an empowered choice, here is what you need to know about the different training, experience, and credentials of a dentist vs. an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Why should you choose a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Aug 22, 2022

Your choice of oral and maxillofacial surgeon has a strong influence on your surgical recommendations and outcomes, and not every surgeon's qualifications are equal. You will want to look for a surgeon who is understanding, offers realistic expectations for your procedure, and puts your mind at ease, to be sure. But first and foremost, it's key to identify a surgeon who has the highest credential in the specialty: board certification.

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The Diplomate, Summer 2022

Jul 29, 2022

The 2022 summer edition of the ABOMS newsletter, The Diplomate, is now available.

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Dr. Daniel Hammer CAQ Testimonial

Jun 02, 2022 | ghelm

Dr. Daniel Hammer shares his experience with a CAQ in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery.

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ABOMS Regional Advisors: Who They Are and What They Do

May 16, 2022

Becoming a Board Examiner means more than submitting an application. ABOMS Regional Advisors have critical roles when the Board selects new Examiners. Learn what they do and who they are in this post.

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Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQ) Testimonials

Mar 21, 2022

Are you interested in earning a CAQ from ABOMS? Ten fellow Diplomates share their experiences.

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A Summary of the 2022 OCE

Mar 18, 2022

The 2022 OCE was administered in Raleigh, NC to 447 Candidates starting on Monday, January 31, 2022, and concluded on Friday, February 4, 2022. The 2022 examination was the largest oral exam in ABOMS history.

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A Message from ABOMS President, Vincent Perciaccante, DDS, FACS

Feb 24, 2022

An update on the ABOMS long range planning meeting and our new Mission and Vision

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New OMSITE Timeline

Feb 04, 2022

The 2022 OMSITE administration and results timeline was moved up. Here's why.