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Convocation Ceremony
On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hosted its second Convocation Ceremony to bestow fellowship on those Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who successfully completed the 2016 certifying examinations in Osaka, Japan and Bangalore, India. The Convocation was held in Hong Kong as part of the 2017 ICOMS meeting.

The IBCSOMS continues to be very pleased with the results of our examinations. A total of 91 surgeons from 12 different countries including Japan, India, Turkey, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Nepal, South Africa, Namibia, Malaysia and the United States underwent a rigorous certification process developed by an international panel of specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons. 79 candidates passed the examination and the validity of the process was confirmed by psychometric analysis.

October 2017 Examinations—Bangalore, India
A second administration of the IBCSOMS Certification Examinations will be delivered in Bangalore, India in October 2017 and applications for this examination will be posted no later than July 1, 2017. Please click on the examination link below to see all application deadlines.

ATTENTION Applicants
The IBCSOMS is in the process of transitioning to a new website. When you click on the link below you will be directed to a page entitled Disclaimer. Please read the statement, check that you accept the conditions and a page entitled Basic Information will appear. Complete the page click on Register and move forward with the application process. Should you have any questions please use this email: Praveen.udupa@a1logics.com. Thank you.

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Click Here to learn about the schedules and relevant dates for the IBCSOMS Certifying Examination in 2017.


IBCSOMS Application Review

All candidates wishing to participate in the certification process administered by the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IBCSOMS) must submit to a credentialing process. While it may be necessary to modify the process over time, candidates will be required to meet the Credentialing/Screening Process that is current at the time of application.


Begin the Application Process

Prior to beginning the application process, applicants must undergo an initial assessment of credentials to ensure that they are qualified to undergo certification by the IBCSOMS. These credentials include qualifications in dentistry, medicine or both and designation from an approved authority that a candidate has completed the requisite training to be considered a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the region where they practice. Independent verification of documents and qualifications may be required.

A more detailed description of the two-stage process and a list of the documents required can be at Read more...


2017 Certification Handbook

A candidate Handbook has been prepared for applicants/candidates who wish to participate in the examinations administered in 2017. Go to Handbook to find out more about the requirements for sitting the certification examinations.


Should you have any questions about the IBCSOMS and/or the international certification process please click on the link and send us an email. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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