ABOMS: Learn How to Become Board-certified
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ABOMS – Learn How to Become Board-certified
The comprehensive ABOMS certification process covers the biological sciences and clinical practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This 60-minute webinar will review the certification process in oral and maxillofacial surgery that consists of two examinations: Qualifying Examination (QE) and Oral Certifying Examination (OCE). The QE is a computer-based examination with 300 questions covering 10 subject areas. Successful completion of the QE makes a candidate eligible to apply for the OCE, an oral examination designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and judgment in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The oral examination consists of three sections with four 12-minute cases. Applications for both examinations are open each summer before closing in September.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Review the ABOMS Board certification process.
- Discuss the requirements for the process and how to prepare for the examinations.
- Maintain Diplomate status following certification.
This webinar is complimentary for AAOMS Members only and is not eligible for CE credit.
Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD, FACS
Chief of Staff and Fellowship Director
Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD, FACS, completed his dental and medical degrees and surgical residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania before a fellowship in head and neck surgery. He was subsequently Board-certified by ABOMS, and he has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received the AAOMS Faculty Educator Development Award and Committee Person of the Year Award, and he is Chief of Staff at North Memorial Medical Center and Fellowship Director of the Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery program with Minnesota Head and Neck Surgery in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to authoring or coauthoring more than 100 books, abstracts, chapters, monographs and publications, Dr. Kademani has edited two textbooks: Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Improving Outcomes in Oral Cancer. He has delivered over 300 invited lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, predominantly in head and neck pathology, oral cancer and reconstructive head and neck surgery. He has served as President of the Minnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and he is Director of ABOMS and Chair of the AAOMS Committee on Oral, Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. His practice is dedicated to the care of head and neck cancer, oral cancer, salivary gland tumors, thyroid, skull base surgery and reconstructive head and neck surgery, orthognathic, TMJ, sleep apnea and dentoalveolar surgery.
Adrianna Lagunas serves as Vice President of Credentialing Programs and Operations at ABOMS. Ms. Lagunas developed the recent Qualifying Examination Fast Track application for senior residents, successfully transitioned the OCE to its new testing location in Raleigh, N.C., and is implementing the Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery program. She has extensive knowledge in Board management and test development that has contributed to the success at ABOMS for over a decade.