Scope of Training
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents are trained to proficiency in a broad range of Oral & Maxillofacial surgical skills including:
- Trauma of the maxillofacial skeleton and soft tissues.
- Treatment planning and placing dental implants including bone and soft tissue augmentation.
- Pre-prosthetic surgery.
- Orthognathic surgery. This includes the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up care of orthognathic surgery and dentofacial deformities.
- Pathology and reconstruction. This includes the diagnosis and follow-up care of benign and malignant diseases of the oral cavity, upper aero-digestive tract, and cutaneous tissues of the head and neck.
- Management of the medically compromised oral and maxillofacial surgery patient.
- Surgical management of the complex airway.
- Outpatient anesthesia. This includes deep sedation and general anesthesia.
- Temporomandibular disorders. This includes the diagnosis, conservative treatment, and surgical management of these conditions.
- Minor esthetic surgery of the face and neck.
Residents will have experience in but may not have been trained to competency in some aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. These are areas where the resident would benefit from further sub-specialty training prior to implementing in their daily practice:
- Microvascular reconstruction. This includes the treatment planning, donor site selection, harvest, inset and microvascular anastomosis of free tissue transferred to the head and neck.
- Cleft and craniofacial surgery. This includes the management of primary and secondary cleft deformities, congenital cranial malformations and the utilization of distraction osteogenesis.
- Major facial esthetic surgery. This includes treatments such as face lifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, brow lift, cheek augmentation, chin advancement, neck liposuction, lip augmentation, chemical peel, CO2 laser resurfacing, scar revisions, otoplasty, and repair of severe cosmetic defects of the face, head and neck.