What is an ORAL and Maxillofacial Surgeon?



Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are the only dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association who are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. This training focuses almost completely on the bone, skin and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw. Oral and facial surgeons have knowledge and expertise that uniquely qualifies them to diagnose and treat a number of functional and esthetic conditions in this anatomical area.

Oral and facial surgeons and their staff maintain a “Culture of Safety” in their practice to ensure patients have a safe, comfortable and successful experience. Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires at least four (4-6) additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school.

Sclar Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Sclar Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from reconstructive and esthetic  implant dentistry, tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, oral pathology, periodontal plastic surgery, intra-oral bone and gum tissue grafting procedures, smile makeover surgery, correction of gummy smiles with lip re-positioning surgery or esthetic crown extension, chin augmentation to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone and gum tissue structures with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort facilitated by growth factors and use of adult stem cells therapies

Below is a video on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s anesthesia training

Administration of Anesthesia from AAOMS.org on Vimeo.