What is a Board Certified Oral Surgeon
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons diagnose, treat and surgically correct medical and dental conditions including injuries, infections, cysts, tumors, developmental defects and tissue deformities of the oral, jaw and facial anatomy.
• Oral Surgeons receive extensive residency training in dental/oral and facial trauma reconstruction and oral/facial cosmetic tissue treatments and surgical enhancement procecures.
• Oral Surgeons must complete a four-year, graduate (degree) dental education program.
• Oral Surgeons are the only dental specialists with a clinical, full time, four-year in-hospital Oral & Maxillofacial surgical residency program as a requirement for Board Certification.
• Oral Surgeons have the necessary hospital clinical anesthesia training required to perform monitored intravenous sedation for in-office surgical procedures such as the insertion of dental implants.
• Oral Surgeons maintain hospital staff privileges for the treatment of medically compromised patients, and patients requiring more extensive surgical procedures and post operative care.
• Oral Surgeons treat patients of all ages.
What is the AAOMS
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office examinations, ensuring the public that all office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards. We highly encourage you to take advantage of the information available at the AAOMS to enhance your understanding of the oral and maxillofacial surgery procedure that you are undergoing.