Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), a dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth, jaw, and associated structures.
Dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the most common oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. But oral and maxillo-facial surgeons (OMS) do much more. Since the earliest days of the specialty, OMSs have expanded their scope of practice to include surgery of the entire maxillofacial complex. Their knowledge and skills make them proficient in the management of bony and soft tissue reconstruction of the entire maxillofacial skeleton. Major areas of OMS practice include: