Oral Maxillo FacialL Sugery

Oral Maxillo FacialL Sugery

Welcome to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a branch of Dentistry, that deals with the art of diagnosis, injuries and defects involving ihe orofacial region.Other specialities dealing with the cranil-oro-maxillofacial region include the Plastic surgery,Neurosurgery,ENT surgery and Ophtholomology etc.The Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon has carved a special niche in the multidisciplinary approach to craniofacial pathologies. Hence, the role of a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is indispensable to dental practice!

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is located in the ground floor of CKS Dental college with separate undergraduate, post graduate and PhD sections. It has all the equipments and instruments as per the norms. The department trains the undergraduates for the BDS program in 3rd and 4th year and a complete 3 year program leading to the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS).

An undergraduate trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is expected to deal with simple extractions, complications arising from routine extractions like, tooth/root fractures, tissue lacerations, post-extraction bleeding, minor post extraction infections, immediate management of medical emergencies in the dental office and minor surgical procedures like apicoectomy and alveoloplasty.

A post graduate student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery deals with both the out patient department cases as well as the patients admitted in the indoor ward. Beginning with complicated extractions, the post graduate program gradually trains the student to become a full fledged Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, capable of handling the various pathologies of the face and the jaw bones.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach and Cleft lip and palate:

The department form an important part of the cleft lip and palate management team, that comprises of a Plastic Surgeon, a Pediatric Surgeon , an Orthodontist, a Pedodontist and a Speech Therapist. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon plays an important role in the primary as well as in the correction of residual deformities of the maxilla and the mandible at a later stage.

Craniofacial Syndromes:

The department of OMFS also form a part of the core group, consisting of Neurosurgeon, Plastic Surgeon and ENT Surgeon involved in treating many craniofacial abnormalities,

Trauma Unit:

There is a trauma unit in the department along with Orthopedic Surgeon, General Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon.