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ABOMS Certification Maintenance Changes


The ABOMS Certification Maintenance (CM) program is a comprehensive process providing verification that board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are continuously engaged in learning and developing their skills within the specialty.

CM covers four objectives: Professional Standing, Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment, Cognitive Evaluation and Evaluation of Performance in Practice. Diplomates must continuously meet requirements each year, or they may jeopardize their certification.

Surgeons who are board-certified are required to adhere to the requisites each year of certification and can access all components of CM using their profiles. This 60-minute webinar aims to identify how to complete CM and clarify questions.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the new Certification Maintenance process.
  2. Discuss the Certification Maintenance objectives and why it is required.
  3. Maintain certification.
This webinar is available to AAOMS Members only and is not eligible for CE credit. 


  • David B. Powers, DMD, MD

    David B. Powers, DMD, MD, serves as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Program at Duke University Medical Center.

    Dr. Powers attended the University of Kentucky for dental school and medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his general surgery internship and OMS residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.

  • Courtney Walsh

    With almost 10 years of experience with ABOMS, Courtney Walsh has extensive knowledge in certification and educational programming. She developed the first communication initiative, which led to a renovated website and social media platforms. Her most recent project includes upgrading the ABOMS Certification Maintenance (CM) process to an interactive program. She has been the staff liaison throughout the five-year improvement plan.

November 13, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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