The objectives of the Board shall be: To encourage the study of oral and maxillofacial pathology. To protect the public interest by maintaining the standards and advancing the practice of the specialty of oral and maxillofacial pathology. To determine the competence of those wishing to practice the specialty of oral and maxillofacial pathology through evaluation of their credentials and the examination of eligible candidates. To issue certificates to those who successfully complete the certifying examination administered by the ABOMP. To serve the public, the dental and medical professions, hospitals, and dental and medical schools, by maintaining a list of diplomates of the ABOMP. A list of registered diplomates shall be prepared annually by the Secretary-Treasurer and submitted to the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. To establish criteria for certification maintenance and conduct an on-going recertification program.