Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty, and it is one of the nine specialties of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology and also spend time in otolaryngology ear, nose and throat , plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the face, mouth and jaws, and their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in this part of the body. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon has many years of education and hands-on training to provide treatment for a wide range of conditions.
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Welcome to the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine — Jacksonville. We offer the following educational opportunities:. Our department provides treatment for a wide spectrum of conditions affecting the maxillofacial region. Our residents receive full training in all aspects of maxillofacial surgery. Our faculty are consultants for the hospital's Level I trauma center , which receives the most critical trauma patients from all of Northeast Florida and South Georgia. Our department works closely with the Center for Pediatric Facial Disorders to treat a multitude of pediatric cranio-maxillofacial anomalies. Our faculty and residents provide comprehensive treatment for the management of benign and malignant conditions of the maxillofacial region, including microvascular reconstruction.
Welcome to the site for the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine — Jacksonville. The department dates back to the early 's, when housed within the department of surgery, its first resident graduated from the program. Our faculty members perform the entire spectrum of traditional and contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery OMS. We offer a comprehensive facial trauma and reconstruction practice, pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, TMJ and corrective jaw surgery, head and neck oncology and microvascular rehabilitation and reconstruction of head and neck defects.
It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. Oral Surgery is a separate recognized speciality confined to surgery within the mouth. After a full degree in dentistry, the dental specialty residency training of oral and maxillofacial surgery may or may not include a degree in medicine. In countries such as the UK and most of Europe, it is recognized as a specialty of medicine and a degree in medicine or both degrees in dentistry and medicine are compulsory. In other countries oral and maxillofacial surgery as a specialty exists but under different forms, as the work is sometimes performed by a single or dual qualified specialist depending on each country's regulations and training opportunities available. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a regional specialist surgeon treating the entire craniomaxillofacial complex : anatomical area of the mouth , jaws , face , and skull , as well as associated structures. Depending upon the jurisdiction, maxillofacial surgeons may require training in dentistry, surgery , and general medicine ; training and qualification in medicine may be undertaken optionally even if not required.