American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Announces New “ABOMS Portal” Mobile App

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


President Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS and the board of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) announce a new official mobile app, ABOMS Portal, available now in Apple’s App Store & Google Play. Compatible with a range of smartphones and tablets, ABOMS Portal was created to meet the needs of both applicants for board certification and diplomates (members).


The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has released a mobile app, “ABOMS Portal,” to allow applicants and Diplomates to more easily handle applications and manage certification on smartphones and tablets.

“We hope our new app both saves surgeons’ time and facilitates their connecting with ABOMS,” commented Dr. Costello. “We are encouraging all medical residents, applicants, candidates for membership, and diplomates to download the app in order to conveniently handle many of the tasks that previously required logging into their profile on a computer.”

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are in the process of applying for board certification may utilize the secure app to:

  • Apply for the exam
  • Upload application requirements
  • Check the status of the application
  • Receive real-time notifications from ABOMS

After a surgeon has become certified by the board, they complete an annual Certification Maintenance process in order to affirm their ongoing competency in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This process includes tasks such as continuing education modules to provide evidence of ongoing engagement with current research and techniques.

The ABOMS Portal app now allows diplomates to complete these modules and manage their ongoing certification on mobile devices.

Full functionality for diplomates includes:

  • Securely access account using fingerprint and facial recognition (if supported by device)
  • Track the status of certification
  • Complete assessments and modules
  • Pay annual registration fees
  • Receive real-time notifications from ABOMS

Dr. Costello said that this technological advancement closely supports the board’s mission to establish and uphold a high standard of education and training, and to encourage oral and maxillofacial surgeons to grow their knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis.

“Applied thoughtfully, technology can help us to more efficiently meet our goals,” commented Dr. Costello. “We’re excited to be using the app to consolidate the administrative side of board certification and allow surgeons more time to focus on patient care and their growth as physicians. The app will propel our mission of testing surgeon competency and assuring the public that ABOMS surgeons are their top choice when it comes to oral and maxillofacial procedures.”

About the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States. Overseen by an eight-member Board of Directors, the mission of ABOMS is to ensure that Diplomate surgeons meet our standards of training, education, and professionalism through our certification process.

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery headquarters are located at 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave Suite 1370, Chicago, IL 60631, and can be reached by phone at (312) 642-0070 or online at