What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is the field of surgery dealing with condition, defects, injuries, and cosmetic aspects of the teeth, mouth, jaws, and face.

Common maxillofacial surgery problems include:

  • Wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Jaw alignment and surgery
  • Facial pain
  • Temporo-mandibular dysfunction
  • Facial fractures
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Oral and facial cancer
  • Oral pathology
  • Jaw cysts
  • Diagnostic challenges

To practice Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Australia, surgeons must hold a registered dental degree and medical degree, and have completed the training pathway of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or its equivalent.