Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Job Description

Oral surgeons, also referred to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and defects in the mouth, jaws, neck, face and skull regions. Common treatments include the removal of impacted teeth, reconstructive surgery, lip reconstruction and insertion of dental implants.

Academic Requirements

Prior to starting dental school, students must complete a bachelor’s degree and complete the Dental Admissions Test. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete dental school, a general surgery internship year, and then complete an additional three years of specialized training.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
18%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

Midwest Technical Institute

3600 South Glenstone
Springfield, 65804

State Fair Community College

3201 W. 16TH Street
Sedalia, 65301-2199
School results are based on career category, not specific degree field. For specific program and degree information, please visit the school page.