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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is maxillofacial vs oral surgeon?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Grover
Surgery 27 years experience
May be same: A maxillofacial surgeon deals with the maxilla and face. He may fix fractures, pull teeth and things along that line. An oral surgeon is going to work mostly with the mouth. He will do most of the surgeries through or around the mouth, but may also do things related to the jaw and maxilla bones that form the mouth.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 20 years experience
Training is same.: The specialty term is called an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. All surgeons go through vigorous training and many years of education. Many choose to limit their particular procedures to 'in-office' ones that don't necessarily involve a hospital stay. Advanced procedures involving facial bone reconstruction, etc require hospital privileges. These may be procedures your surgeon doesn't perform.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Specialty: The specialty is called oral & maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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usually they hold both a MD and DMD (DDS) degree
May 2, 2015

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A 47-year-old member asked:

When do I go to an oral surgeon versus maxillofacial surgeon?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Oral surgeon: In United States they are the same. Many general dentist perform minor oral surgery procedures but they are not oral surgeons.

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