What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with and includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of oral diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures.

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a Dental Specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced educational program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and who currently holds such specialty designation from the Alberta Dental Association and College.

Why is this important to you?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can help treat diseases, injuries and defects within your mouth. They offer a wide variety of procedures from wisdom tooth extractions to jaw adjustments. The surgeries they provide can help rejuvenate your oral health and your health in general.

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