North Carolina Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard (ie, bone) and soft (ie, skin, muscle) tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws. Their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in this anatomical area. The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice includes, among others:

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Extractions
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Wisdom Tooth Extraction
  • Outpatient Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Surgical Correction of Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
  • Pathologic Conditions, such as head and neck cancer
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

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Mission Statement

The North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons mission is to contribute to the general health and welfare of the people of the State of North Carolina by educating the people of the state regarding the qualifications and functions of dentists who have limited their practice to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Additionally, the Society shall promote and encourage the advancement of the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery;to encourage the members to discharge their civic and professional responsibilities to the community and to provide among its members opportunities for social and professional community.

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