ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON
THE SURGICAL SIDE OF DENTISTRY
Dental care can often go beyond the realm of annual checkups. Performing a wide range of surgical treatments, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons address injuries and conditions affecting the oral and facial regions. From the removal of impacted teeth to the repair of facial trauma, these highly skilled specialists conduct procedures to improve the function or appearance of the affected areas.
- Examine, diagnose and treat abnormalities of oral and maxillofacial structures
- Direct oral and maxillofacial surgery services
- Examine patients, interpret and evaluate radiographs, prescribe and perform surgery and provide consultation services
- Perform oral surgical operations to treat affected areas
MINIMUM EDUCATIONDoctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from an ADA-accredited college or university OR Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Completion of a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery
- For specialty shredouts, completion of an additional residency of fellowship program related to specific shredout
- Completion of 5.5-week Officer Training School course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 48
TRAINING & EDUCATION
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OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL
MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION
Maxwell AFB AL