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ABOMS Certification Testing

ABOMS Certification Testing

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The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is recognized by the American Dental Association as the dental specialty certifying board for oral and maxillofacial surgery. The ABOMS is responsible for qualifying applicants for board certification as well as developing and administering the examinations involved in the certification process.

  • Registration start date: November 12, 2018
  • Examination delivery window: January 5-12, 2019
  • Registration start date: January 21, 2019
  • Examination delivery window: March 16-30, 2019
  • Registration start date: July 1, 2019
  • Examination delivery window: September 21-28, 2019

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as practice taking an exam using the computer-based test tutorial.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Group Scheduling for the OMSITE

Please download the “Reservations” excel spreadsheet and fill out the participant data requested. You must fill out the document completely. You can email the completed forms to the email address listed on the form.

Last updated 2020-04-48