Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialized surgical field encompassing the diagnosis, surgical, and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial region.

Scope[edit | edit source]

This specialty involves a wide array of procedures including:

Training[edit | edit source]

Practitioners of oral and maxillofacial surgery undergo extensive training which generally includes a dental degree followed by a surgical residency. In some regions, dual qualification in medicine and dentistry is required for practice.

Certification[edit | edit source]

Certification is typically granted by national surgical organizations such as the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the United States.

Subspecialties[edit | edit source]

Subspecialties include:

  • Cranio-maxillofacial trauma
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Craniofacial and pediatric maxillofacial surgery
  • Cranio-maxillofacial reconstructive surgery

Collaboration[edit | edit source]

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons often work in collaboration with other specialists such as otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and oncologists to provide comprehensive care.

List of Maxillofacial Surgeons (USA)[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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