The oral and maxillofacial surgery residency enables oral and maxillofacial surgeons to perform a wide variety of procedures in both an office setting and a hospital environment. These four to six year residencies incorporate extensive training in anesthesia administration, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, all of which the surgeon may appropriately, competently and safely administer in the oral and maxillofacial surgery office to meet the unique requirements of the patient and the procedure. Office-based surgery is often the most efficient and cost effective way to perform many procedures while maintaining maximum patient comfort and safety.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to perform the following treatments and procedures:
Their surgical and dental background and their ability to reconstruct facial structures damaged through trauma, enable oral and maxillofacial surgeons to perform facial cosmetic procedures on an outpatient basis in the oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office under local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia.