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Clinical and Operating Room Activities

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of the disease, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. 

The scope of diagnosis and treatment includes, but is not limited to the following conditions:

  • Dental pathology and/or abnormalities
  • Diseases of the oral mucosa
  • Oral and maxillofacial infections
  • Facial pain
  • Dystrophic conditions of oral and maxillofacial tissue
  • Pain and anxiety control for the maxillofacial surgical patient
  • Cranio-maxillofacial fractures and soft tissue trauma
  • Cranio-maxillofacial deformities, including cleft lip/palate (congenital and acquired)
  • Cysts and neoplasms of the oral and maxillofacial regions, including malignancies
  • Maxillary sinus disease of odontogenic or neoplastic origin
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Reconstruction of the bony and soft tissues of the maxillofacial region
  • Cosmetic facial surgery, primary, and secondary