oral and maxillofacial surgery

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1. the branch of health science that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place where operative procedures are performed.
3. in Great Britain, a room or office where a doctor sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon; see also operation and procedure. adj., adj sur´gical.
ambulatory surgery any operative procedure not requiring an overnight stay in the hospital; it must be carefully planned to ensure that all necessary diagnostic tests are completed prior to admission. Discharge instructions must place a high priority on patient safety. Called also day surgery.
bench surgery surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
day surgery ambulatory surgery.
maxillofacial surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
minimal access surgery (minimally invasive surgery) a surgical procedure done in a manner that causes little or no trauma or injury to the patient, such as through a cannula using lasers, endoscopes, or laparoscopes; compared with other procedures, those in this category involve less bleeding, smaller amounts of anesthesia, less pain, and minimal scarring.
open heart surgery surgery that involves incision into one or more chambers of the heart, such as for repair or palliation of congenital heart defects, repair or replacement of defective heart valves, or coronary artery bypass.
oral and maxillofacial surgery that branch of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth and dental structures. Called also maxillofacial or oral surgery.
orthopedic surgery orthopedics.
plastic surgery see plastic surgery.
stereotaxic surgery the production of sharply localized lesions in the brain after precise localization of the target tissue by use of three-dimensional coordinates.
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maxillofacial surgery

A surgical specialty that manages diseases (including cancer), injuries and congenital defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and maxillofacial regions. In some countries (e.g., USA) it is a dental specialty; in others (e.g., UK), maxillofacial surgeons are medical doctors.
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or·al and max·il·lo·fa·cial sur·ge·ry

(ōr'al mak'sil-ō-fā'shăl sŭr'jĕr-ē)
The dental specialty that includes the surgical correction of injuries and malformations of the midface, jaws, and dentition.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

or·al and max·il·lo·fa·cial sur·ge·ry

(ōr'al mak'sil-ō-fā'shăl sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Dental specialty that includes surgical correction of injuries and malformations of the midface, jaws, and dentition.
Compare: oral surgery
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Valente, "Ameloblastoma of the mandible involving an autogenous bone graft," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
(5) Doctoral Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery USC, Bauru, SP, Brazil
Gay-Escoda, "Quality of life following lower third molar removal," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Reinert, "Wooden foreign bodies in facial injury: a radiological pitfall," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
This was followed by a three-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Jordan, "Marsupialization as a definitive treatment for the odontogenic keratocyst," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
"A unique type of facial trauma is fall from heights," says Dr Khaled Ghandour, Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Dubai Health Authority and speaker at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Congress.
Marx (oral and maxillofacial surgery, Miller School of Medicine, U.
Postgraduate dental education programs include residency programs in the ADA-recognized specialties of dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.
Figure 1: ADA-Recognized Dental Specialties Dental Public Health Endodontics Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Pediatric Dentistry Prosthodontics
A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad over a period of six months using a consecutive (nonprobability) sampling technique.