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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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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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What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?

What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?

Additional training: Dentists are trained in school to extract teeth, impacted or not. Oral surgeons are dentists who have specialized with additional years of training in these same procedures. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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Can you advise on where oral and maxillofacial surgeons work?

Office & Hospital: Both in office and in hospital settings-dependent upon procedures needed and health of patient. ...Read more