Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons: What They Do and Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Doctor

Jan 16, 2024 | admin

Oral maxillofacial surgery (OMS) is a specialized medical field that diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, and jaws, including the hard and soft tissues of this region. The specialty is especially nuanced as it requires dental, medical, and surgical skills to offer comprehensive, effective care and thereby enhance functionality and aesthetics. Here, we highlight common procedures OMS surgeons perform and why you should choose a board-certified provider when seeking reconstructive or cosmetic facial care.


The Diplomate, Winter 2023 Edition

Dec 14, 2023

Your latest ABOMS newsletter, The Diplomate Winter 2023 Edition, is now posted and available to view!


Are you a retired Diplomate? Read this post!

Sep 19, 2023 | admin

If you are a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) who has entered retirement, congratulations! If you are fully retired, it may be time to change your status with ABOMS. In this post, we outline the next steps.


How To Manage Stress While Studying For & Taking Your Board Certification Exams

Jul 27, 2023 | admin

Navigating the medical board exam landscape is a challenging endeavor. This is especially true for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) candidates; the comprehensive Qualifying Examination (QE) followed by a thorough Oral Certifying Examination (OCE) requires a level of preparation that may heighten stress levels. However, managing this stress can significantly enhance your performance and, ultimately, your success in earning board certification. Here, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) shares ways to effectively manage stress while preparing for and taking your board exams.


The Diplomate, Summer 2023

Jul 05, 2023

The latest summer issue of your newsletter, The Diplomate, is now available for viewing!


How (and Why) to Complete Certification Maintenance

Jun 21, 2023 | admin

As a valued member of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), it is important to understand the Certification Maintenance (CM) process and its significance. CM plays a crucial role in ensuring the public's trust in our member surgeons' ongoing competence and ability to provide exceptional, safe oral and maxillofacial surgery. In this blog, we will delve into what you can expect from the CM process, its objectives, and how you can fulfill the requirements to maintain your status as a Diplomate of ABOMS.


Here’s How International OMS Can Get Board-certified

Apr 16, 2023

Becoming certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) can be a substantial asset for international oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Here, we share the motivating factors for oral and maxillofacial surgeons trained outside the United States to pursue ABOMS Board certification, explain the alternative application process, and answer some FAQs.


Spring Meeting Recap

Apr 13, 2023

An overview from the recent Spring Board Meeting from ABOMS President, Dr. Bernard J. Costello


Why Consider a Career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Apr 12, 2023

Board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly-specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and other issues of the face and neck and can offer services and procedures that most dental and aesthetic surgery practices aren’t equipped to offer. The oral and maxillofacial field is highly specific—and the technology and treatment protocols for treating the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaw, and neck are complex and constantly evolving. Whether you are a dental school graduate or a surgeon looking to broaden the scope of your practice, here, we share a few reasons to consider a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.


The Diplomate, Winter 2022 Edition

Dec 13, 2022

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