What is a board certification?
When you are in need of oral surgery, one important aspect to consider when choosing an oral surgeon is whether or not they are certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). An ABOMS certification signifies that an oral surgeon has taken an extra step following the completion of their education and residency to achieve and maintain the highest standards of the oral and maxillofacial specialty.
The process to become board certified is no easy feat — those who wish to earn their board certification must complete a rigorous written exam as well as four separate oral exams. Each exam is designed to test the oral surgeon’s extensive knowledge of the specialty as well as their judgment in various surgical situations. Applicants for board certifications are questioned about a wide range of surgical concerns and must demonstrate their expertise in the surgical field as well as the oral and maxillofacial specialty.
Oral surgeons who complete these exams and earn their board certification are renowned as experts in the field and are acknowledged for voluntarily completing additional training. A board certification confirms that an oral surgeon has not only achieved the highest oral and maxillofacial standards but also continues to maintain these standards. Once an oral surgeon is board certified, they must continue to demonstrate that they are advancing their training throughout their career through continued education of the latest technologies and techniques. In addition to continued education, they must also complete an exam every 10 years to recertify and maintain their exemplary status.
Are the oral surgeons at Siouxland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery board certified?
Oral surgeons who advertise themselves as Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, such as Dr. Denis Miller and Dr. Louis George, are in fact board certified. Drs. Miller and George are highly dedicated to providing each and every patient with the highest quality of care, which is why they elected to receive their board certifications. Patients can trust that our oral surgeons are constantly looking for ways to continue their education and improve their surgical knowledge and techniques. If you’re interested in learning more about our oral surgeons or their board certifications, you can visit their doctor bio pages or schedule a visit to our office. We look forward to speaking with you.