Important Things to Know
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (OMS) specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. In some countries around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry; in others, such as the UK and most of Europe, it is recognized as both a specialty of medicine and dentistry and a dual degree in medicine and dentistry is compulsory.
They also may choose to undergo further training in a 1 or 2 year subspecialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship Training in the following areas:
1 Head and neck cancer â€“ microvascular reconstruction
2 Cosmetic facial surgery Craniofacial surgery/Pediatric Maxillofacial surgery/Cleft Surgery
3 Cranio-maxillofacial trauma Head and neck reconstruction (plastic surgery of the head and neck region)
4 Maxillofacial regeneration (reformation of the facial region by advanced stem cell technique)