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What training is required to become an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

    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. Specific training in Oral surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, and one year of General Surgery, including Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.  These four to six year residencies also 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.


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