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Criteria for Becoming a Fellow of the AAOMS

A staff surgeon at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, Christopher C. Babcock, MD is an experienced dentist with more than two decades of experience. Having served as an oral and maxillofacial intern at the University of Louisville, KY, Dr. Chris Babcock operates Babcock Professional Services. This enterprise offers oral and maxillofacial surgery contract care. Christopher C. Babcock, MD is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons represents about 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons and other professionals in the space. Individuals can become fellows of the AAOMS if they meet all the necessary criteria.

The first condition for being a fellow at the organization is that individuals must be certified as diplomates of the American Board and Maxillofacial Surgery. Also, only members of AAOMS or other professionals who can prove that they are operating within the moral, professional, and ethical guidelines of the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty can apply to become fellows.

Professionals who want to become fellows must also complete an advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery education course accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. In addition, prospective fellows must be practicing in the United States or any of its possessions. They must belong to the oral and maxillofacial surgery community of their state and submit additional written proof of their qualifications where requested.