Who We Are

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The Only ADA Recognized Certifying Board for the Specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the U.S.

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.

Overseen by an eight-member Board of Directors, the objective of ABOMS is to elevate the standards of oral and maxillofacial surgery through a certification and maintenance of certification process that fosters excellence and encourages learning, thus promoting the delivery of superior health care.

Our certification process assures the public that certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons have successfully completed a rigorous peer evaluation process by requiring surgeons to present and maintain appropriate professional credentials, and demonstrate the requisite training, experience and knowledge.


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Our History and Mission

Founded in Illinois in 1945, ABOMS’ mission is to assure the public of safe and optimal care in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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Meet the Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of eight Diplomates of ABOMS and Fellows of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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Policies and Statements

We believe it is important to support your ABOMS Diplomate credential with policies and statements directly affecting your certification.

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Past Presidents

ABOMS has had the honor of operating under 61 different presidents since becoming incorporated by law in 1946.

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Patient Information

If you have questions regarding your doctor and board certification, please visit our Patient Information section for frequently asked questions.

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Contact Us

Do you have questions regarding annual registration, becoming certified or general inquiries? Contact ABOMS to speak to a staff member.

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