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

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Dr. Elliot Duboys
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jon Ver halen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PRS vs. OMFS

In general, training to become board certified in plastic surgery versus oral and maxillofacial surgery is very different.
Plastic surgeons are trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from head to toe, while oral surgeons are largely trained in orthognathic (or jaw-related) surgery. For details on training requirements, you can review the respective web pages from the ADA and ABMS.

In brief: PRS vs. OMFS

In general, training to become board certified in plastic surgery versus oral and maxillofacial surgery is very different.
Plastic surgeons are trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from head to toe, while oral surgeons are largely trained in orthognathic (or jaw-related) surgery. For details on training requirements, you can review the respective web pages from the ADA and ABMS.
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