OMS Credentialing

The RACDS, through the Board of Studies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is at present the principal professional organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The College is recognized as the arbiter of training standards in OMS through the requirements and training protocols required for a surgeon to be awarded the diploma of FRACDS (OMS), which is the federally recognized qualification for entry into specialist practice.

Credentialing in OMS

Credentialing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is the establishment of the range of activities that Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can undertake in the core areas of the discipline, where specialist knowledge and skills is required.


Micro-accreditation, is credentialing of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in specific areas of surgery that fall within the currently recognized scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery but for which individuals need to demonstrate that specific and advanced training, education and assessment has been undertaken.

The RACDS currently has two areas where micro-credentialing is required by those OMS wanting to practice in these specialised areas of practice. You can download the credentialing guidelines:

  1. Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery
  2. Head and Neck Surgery

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