Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Chair and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs Dr. Pushkar Mehra has been appointed to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) Examination Committee for an eight-year term, commencing in 2013.
ABOMS is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. The Examination Committee participates in the administration of ABOMS exams, acting as Examiners for the ABOMS Oral Certifying Examination. In addition, committee members submit questions for the ABOMS Qualifying Examination, Recertification Examination, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Service Training Examination (OMSITE).
ABOMS plays the vital role of assuring the public that they are receiving safe and optimal care by developing and maintaining high certification and recertification standards for diplomates in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The goal of ABOMS is to inspire excellence and encourage learning in oral and maxillofacial surgery through its certification and recertification program.
Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter said of the appointment, “I commend Dr. Mehra for accepting this important role in maintaining and advancing excellence and fostering learning in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.” The Dean continued, “I’m sure I speak for all of us at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine when I say that I am very proud to have Dr. Mehra represent the School as an American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Committee member.”
Dr. Mehra graduated valedictorian from King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, India, in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Also as valedictorian, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1995. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency through a combined training program between Boston University and Tufts University. At the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mehra completed a fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Larry Wolford.
Dr. Mehra’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, maxillofacial pathology, nerve repair, and complex functional and esthetic facial reconstruction including Orthognathic, TMJ, and Cosmetic Surgery. He has published extensively in medical and dental journals and textbooks and is frequently invited to lecture at various national and international meetings. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Massachusetts delegate to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.