Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Occupation Description

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons execute surgery and associated processes on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial areas to treat illnesses, wounds, or imperfections. They often identify issues of the oral and maxillofacial areas. Some surgeries are to aid in the improvement of function or appearance.

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Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Required Work Experience


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