Oral and maxillofacial surgeons:
The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery™

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Featured Procedures

  • 1) Saving Faces, Changing Lives

    Saving Faces, Changing Lives

    Discover the life-changing scope of practice performed by oral and maxillofacial
    surgeons every day.

  • 2) Explore a Future in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Explore a Future in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    For those who  practice oral and maxillofacial surgery, the future is limitless and the opportunities to help others and build a good life are waiting.

  • 3) Having 3rd Molar Surgery

    Having 3rd Molar Surgery

    The AAOMS and AAO present "Having Third Molar Surgery", one in a series of videos intended to educate patients about some of the common procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.

  • 4) Temporary Anchorage Devices

    Temporary Anchorage Devices

    The AAOMS and AAO present “Temporary Anchorage Devices”, one in a series of videos intended to educate patients about some of the common procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.

  • 5) Having Orthognathic Surgery

    Having Orthognathic Surgery

    The AAOMS and AAO present "Having Orthognathic Surgery", one in a series of videos intended to educate patients about some of the common procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.

  • 6) Having Frenectomy Surgery

    Having Frenectomy Surgery

    The AAOMS and AAO present “Having Frenectomy Surgery”, one in a series of videos intended to educate patients about some of the common procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.

  • 7) Having Impacted Canine Surgery

    Having Impacted Canine Surgery

    The AAOMS and AAO present “Having Impacted Canine Surgery”, one in a series of videos intended to educate patients about some of the common procedures provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.

  • 8) Anesthesia: Part 1

    Anesthesia: Part 1

    Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office 
    Introduction and History of Dental Anesthesia

  • 9) Anesthesia: Part 2

    Anesthesia: Part 2

    Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office 
    OMS Education and Training

  • 10) Anesthesia: Part 3

    Anesthesia: Part 3

    Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office 
    The OMS Anesthesia Team and Patient Care

  • 11) Anesthesia: Part 4

    Anesthesia: Part 4

    Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office 
    Office Anesthesia Evaluation

  • 12) Anesthesia: Part 5

    Anesthesia: Part 5

    Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office 
    Broad Access to Care, Patient Safety and Comfort

Who Are We?

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.

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.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) represents more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supporting specialized education, research and advocacy. AAOMS fellows and members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office anesthesia evaluations to ensure that office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.