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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can i become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
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 other option is to get a dual degree md/dds and specialize in oms.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Committment: You must attend dental school and then do very well to be near the top of your class. Then you have to be accepted into a residency program which is from 4-6 years depending on whether you desire to get a medical degree as well. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a very competitve fied, but it is also very rewarding.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the qualifications to become a maxillofacial surgeon?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Lots of schooling: Dental and/or medical school and an oral and maxillofacial residency.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the work hours of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:

Can you advise on where oral and maxillofacial surgeons work?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gitelman
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Office & Hospital: Both in office and in hospital settings-dependent upon procedures needed and health of patient.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What amount does a oral and maxillofacial surgeon make ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
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 receive.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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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