Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/56aa67a2-db45-4d69-9dc4-8b2875a5e383/skull.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/56aa67a2-db45-4d69-9dc4-8b2875a5e383/skull.png" width="40px" /> Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (colloquially known as maxfax) is a unique surgical specialty which treats diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.


<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/c2efc5ac-90cd-48b7-874e-e3bb69faa88f/skull.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/c2efc5ac-90cd-48b7-874e-e3bb69faa88f/skull.png" width="40px" /> Training in OMFS requires dual qualification in both Medicine and Dentistry.


What does a Maxfax surgeon do?

Despite seeming very specialist, OMFS is paradoxically broad. There are a wide range of sub-fields within OMFS, and the patient demographics range from neonates to the very elderly.

What is the difference to Oral Surgery?

Maxfax is a GMC registered surgical speciality.

Oral surgery is a GDC registered dental speciality concerned with surgical treatment of oral conditions, primarily dentoalveolar and oral medicine conditions.

There is some overlap, as the oral surgery curriculum is contained within OMFS, but OS does not train clinicians in the management of craniofacial trauma, cleft lip & palate, Head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, all of which would be part of maxillofacial training.

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