Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Self Control * Concern for Others * Stress Tolerance * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Leadership * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Administer general and local anesthetics. * Collaborate with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment. * Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth to determine whether problems exist currently or might occur in the future.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Chief of Surgery, Dental Service Chief, Dental Surgeon, Doctor, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon-Practice Owner, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, Oral Surgeon, Owner Oral Surgeon, Resident Physician, Resident Surgeon, Surgeon, Surgeon Partner, Surgeon/President.