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Group applies to recognize oral medicine as dental specialty

June 10, 2019 The American Academy of Oral Medicine submitted on June 10 an application and request to recognize oral medicine as a dental specialty, which is now under review by the National Commission's Review Committee on Specialty Recognition.
According to the National Commission, all documentation in the application is confidential until the review committee has determined that the application is complete. If the application is complete, the National Commission will invite public comment on the applicant's compliance with the requirements for recognition for a 60-day period.
Incomplete applications are returned to the sponsoring organization or certifying board for modifications.
The American Academy of Oral Medicine was founded in 1945 with a vision to integrate medicine and dentistry to promote optimal health, according to the AAOM website.
The National Commission, at its March 11 meeting, had revised its policies related to the application process requiring it to publish a notification to its communities of interest when an application has been received.
For more information on the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, visit or call 1-312-440-2697.