oral and maxillofacial surgery


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surgery

 [sur´jer-e]
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.

oral and maxillofacial surgery

Etymology: L, oralis, pertaining to the mouth; Gk, cheirourgos, surgeon
one of the nine recognized dental specialties. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Also called maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery. See also dental surgeon.
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Surgical handpiece for oral surgery

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.

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.

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
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A consensus on course contents of undergraduate oral and maxillofacial surgery has been developed in this study.
One Year Audit of In Patient Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dhaka Dental College Hospital.
Medical and dental histories were recorded on a predesigned comprehensive history form by the attending doctor for each patient attending the oral and maxillofacial surgery OPD.
Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peshawar Dental College, Warsak Road, Peshawar.
This study was carried out in the Department of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
The audit took place from September 2011 till September 2013 consisting of 24 months duration at oral and maxillofacial surgery department of Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad.
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Begum Dental College and Hospital, Gandhara University, Peshawar Dental Surgeon, Health Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A total of 505 patients reported to oral and maxillofacial surgery unit of Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar, and amongst them 54 (10.
This descriptive study was undertaken to evaluate and analyze the pattern of maxillofacial fractures in 340 patients reported to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar from Oct 2005 to May 2007.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a highly specialized form of dentistry.
Shulman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and lectures at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
This now brings to 60 the number of Harcourt Health Science journals in the IDEAL collection, including the European Heart Journal, the British Journal of Cancer, the British Journal of Plastic Surgery, the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Hand Surgery.