Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS or OMFS) deals with the treatment of many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. It is recognized as both a specialty of medicine and dentistry and a dual degree in medicine and dentistry is compulsory. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist surgeon who treats the entire craniomaxillofacial complex.