ONCE MEMBERSHIP HAS BEGUN,
THE DOCTOR BEGINS THE PATH TO MASTERSHIP IN THE ACADEMY
Mastership Program (MAOS)
Mastership candidates will be required to complete at least 40 hours of Oral Surgery training in the approved categories by online, workshop, and participation courses prior to being eligible for the Mastership examination.
Candidates who have attained this requirement must next successfully complete the Mastership examination, consisting of at least 100 multiple choice questions covering the approved subjects stated above.
A passing grade of 80% or higher will be required. Candidates must retake the examination until they achieve this requirement.
The application fee for the Mastership exam is $1000. Upon completion of all these requirements, one would achieve Mastership status (Master of the AOS).
Diplomate Program (DAOS)
To become a Diplomate of the AOS, the candidate must first achieve the Mastership status. Diplomate candidates will be required to have completed at least 80 hours of Oral Surgery training in the approved categories by online, workshop, and participation courses prior to being eligible for the Mastership examination.
Candidates who have attained this requirement must first take an Online examination consisting of at least 200 questions, in the same categories as the Mastership examination, but modified to advanced oral surgery techniques (a passing grade of 90% or higher will be required).
The second step will be an oral examination given by Diplomates of the AOS and Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons at the Annual Session. This face-to face examination would last 1-2 hours and covers the candidate’s case presentations, discussions on advanced implantology, and oral surgery topics. Candidates must retake the examination until they pass both the written and oral exam.
The application fee for the Diplomate exam is $1500. If a candidate fails to pass both sections on the first attempt, the same fees will apply for re-examination. If the candidate fails to pass both sections after their third attempt, they will no longer be eligible for Diplomate status.