Oral surgeons can become board-certified when they prove to a reputable and licensed board of dental professionals (in this case oral surgeons) that they have taken the necessary steps to meet additional standards and licensing that is above what is required. On top of submitting a portfolio of cases demonstrating experience in the field, Dr. Jacobs had to pass an intensive written and oral examination. These tests can be administered by boards like the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
As a patient, you can expect a board-certified professional to maintain a strong dedication of providing you with the highest quality care that is possible. Not only that, but you can rest knowing that your oral surgeon is never behind on the regular developments and advancements in the field. Board-certification requires regular retesting every few years to maintain, so you know you’re getting the absolute best care possible for your next surgical treatment.