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oral and maxillofacial surgeon vs periodontist

A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
How many: "How many" is much less important than "how well." Ask your Dentist for referral to practitioner he/she feels will provide you with the highest quali ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: All depends on your location and the specialists there. Most important is the level of expertise for your needs. Volume probably goes to the Oral Surg ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Combo: Combo.... Oral surgeons were the beginners but with more & more generalists getting in the game & a mix of specialists & generalist doing ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Significant Differen: Oral surgeon is usually a dentist (can have medical degree) who does training in oral surgery plastic surgeon has usually completed 5 years of trainin ... Read More
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PRS vs. OMFS: In general, training to become board certified in plastic surgery versus oral and maxillofacial surgery is very different. Plastic surgeons are traine ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different training: Most maxillofacial surgeons have gone through fetal school with a small minority also completing medical school. Plastic surgeons go through medical s ... Read More
Dr. Brian Dorfman
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
More Training: An oral and maxillofacial suegeon has focused training from anywhere from 4-6 years depending on the program. This is entirely focused around the face ... Read More
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Dr. John Di Saia
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different training: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons start in dental school and plastic surgeons start in medical school. At the end of the day, the individual surgeon va ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Study hard: Get good grades in college and then apply to dental school. After dental school you will then have to do an oral and maxillofacial residency. The oth ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends on the DDS: Usually it is at least 40 hours a week. If there is hospital calls, then there will be more work hours.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: 3-4 years undergraduate studies at college or university with emphasis on pre-med; 4 years medical school; 3 years general/ent surgery residency; 3 or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gitelman
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Enough!: Enough to live comfortably. But most professionals enter the field for the enjoyment and pleasure of the profession-not the amount of income they may ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Oral surgeons: They work in dental and medical offices, clinic and in hospitals and other related areas.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will be the right specialty to perform an oral biopsy. If that proves to be cancer it will be a team of doctors weig ... Read More
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