“ 口腔頜面外科是專業的牙科，包括診斷和治療疾病, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The term “maxillofacial” 是指解剖區域的下巴和臉。”
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a unique specialty that bridges dentistry and medicine. The specialty encompasses diseases and conditions in or around the mouth, jaw and facial region that require surgical treatment. Like any other surgical specialty, 廣泛的培訓是必需.
後 4 年的大學和其他 4 年的牙科學校, a graduate may choose to become a general dentist with or without additional residency. Should a candidate decide to specialize in any of the 9 牙科專業, additional residency is required. Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency usually consists of additional 4 自 6 years of training after dental school. The rigorous residency is often in a hospital setting that includes rotations in anesthesia, 普通外科, 重症監護, 內科, plus other related disciplines such as ENT or plastic surgery rotations. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who completed the residency program is also trained and qualified to perform anesthesia in the office and treat patients in the office setting, 以及醫院和手術中心.
派駐服務完成後, a candidate may apply to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to be a candidate for the board certification exam. The candidate must show proofs of evidence of surgical experience and be reviewed by credentialed committee before the exams can be granted. The candidate must pass a thorough and rigorous written, then oral exam within a limited time frame before becoming board certified. A board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon must re-certify every ten years throughout his/her career.
Tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgery procedure. It is regarded as any other surgical procedures in the body. A person’s medical history, drug history and past experiences can all impact on the outcomes of the procedure. With training in anesthesia, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can help you as a patient to feel more comfortable.