Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves diagnosis, surgery and treatment of defects, injuries and diseases mainly in the hard and soft oral tissues, head, neck, face and maxillofacial region. Functions of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon may include dental replacements, jaw, oral and facial tumour diagnosis and removal, jaw and facial bone alignment, jaw reconstruction, etc. Technology in the field of radiology is changing so quickly that practitioners like oral and maxillofacial radiologists are pioneers in a constantly evolving field of practice. It’s an exciting and growing specialty for dental students to consider.