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Doctor insights on: Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon Vs Periodontist

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Periodontics (Definition)

The branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the periodontium. ...Read more


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Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.


Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.

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 Surgeons, then Perio, then Prostho. Best bet is to see the Prosthodontist first as they will be the captain of the restorative ship. If the implant is not properly positioned, it may compromise the result. Often a team is in place. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How do an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a plastic surgeon differ?

How do an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a plastic surgeon differ?

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 training in general surgery and an additional 2-3 years in plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon performs surgery on all areas of the body, while oral surgeons frequently limit their practice to the head and jaw. ...Read more

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How does an oral and maxillofacial surgeon differ from a plastic surgeon?

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 varies in qualify and expertise more than the classification really does. Some maxillofacial surgeons just pull out molars all day. Some plastic surgeons do very little aesthetic work. These variations are important for the potential patient to assess. ...Read more

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How can I become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I want to be a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. What school will be required?

I want to be a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. What school will be required?

A lot.: Agree with prior answer- exception, undergrad degree does not need to have pre-med emphasis. Just need to complete prerequisites for your medical school which usually includes organic chemistry, calculus based physics, organic chemistry, and biology. Many schools like to see undergrad majors with some depth and variety like art or history. Once you get into medicine you won't have time to go back. ...Read more

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What amount does a oral and maxillofacial surgeon make ?

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. ...Read more

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Can anybody suggest site with listings of experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

AAOMS.org: This is the national association of oral surgeons. An experiences surgeon will be designated as a fellow. Aboms.Org lists oral surgeons that are board certified. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to be a oral and maxillofacial surgeon, but i just wonder where they work?

Oral surgeons: They work in dental and medical offices, clinic and in hospitals and other related areas. ...Read more

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Can an oral/maxillofacial surgeon also be a practicing anesthesiologist?

Can an oral/maxillofacial surgeon also be a practicing anesthesiologist?

Yes: There are a number of people who graduated from dental school, completed an oral and maxillofacial residency, medical school and a residency in anesthesia who are now anesthesiologists. Even though they may have a dental/oral and maxillofacial training, many of these individuals may limit their practice to anesthesia. ...Read more

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I need an oral & maxillofacial surgeon that have removed any torus mandibular, in dallas, tx ?

Routine procedure: Usually an easy office procedure-can be done with a local anesthetic--all depends on patients medical history and presentation of the mandibular tori(torus). ...Read more

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With the same experience of crown lengthenings performed, is an oral/maxillofacial surg. or a periodontist (both board certified) the better choice?

Either, but: Either can do a great job. Ask your general dentist, he/ she has likely referred to other dentists for this procedure and knows the best surgeon for this operation. ...Read more

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What is maxillofacial vs oral surgeon?

What is maxillofacial vs oral surgeon?

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. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery does the oral maxillofacial surgeon do?

What kind of surgery does the oral maxillofacial surgeon do?

Oral surgeon ?: Even oral & maxillofacial surgeons aren't fond of the moniker but are stuck with it anyway. Oms's do surgery of the mouth, jaw bones, and the surrounding structures. Injuries, wisdom teeth, jaw fractures, laceration repairs, dental implants, teeth extractions, bone grafts, reconstructive surgery (orthognathis), tumors, facial cosmetic (plastic), other pathology, i know i've left something out! ...Read more

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

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

Oral surgeon: In United States they are the same. Many general dentist perform minor oral surgery procedures but they are not oral surgeons. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are oral surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons same?

An Oral History of--: Depends on training and experience.Oral means...oral, inside the mouth,which also involves adjacent tissues. Maxillo-refers to structures above the gum line-& facial,the rest of the face(usually not the nose).That leaves the mandible, i.e. jaw.Some do it all, others specialize, others are restricted to the mouth . Thank God you didn't ask about Prosthodontics,Endodontics, Orthodontics, or hernias ...Read more

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What are the differences between an orthopedic surgeon and an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

What are the differences between an orthopedic surgeon and an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

Different: Orthopedist works on musculoskeletal system: bone, joint, ligament, nerve, muscle, tendon. Oral surgeon works on oral cavity and facial issues of bone & soft tissue that relate to this. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with TMJ/D what is the treatment for this please I'm waiting to be seen by an oral maxillofacial surgeon but req'd advise please?

I have been diagnosed with TMJ/D what is the treatment for this please I'm waiting to be seen by an oral maxillofacial surgeon but req'd advise please?

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic pain field. The treatment is non-invasive, conservative and predictable. ...Read more

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