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THE ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. Following dental school, oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of four years in a hospital-based surgical residency program. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine. Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard (ie, bone) and soft (ie, skin, muscle) tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws. Depending on the residency program, some surgeons may also choose to earn a medical degree.
The surgical staff at Memorial Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist during surgery and in the administration of IV sedation. Our office staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.