Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chair: Dr. David Grogan
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital or acquired diseases, dysfunction, defects or injuries of the mouth, jaws, face, neck and associated regions.
The faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry provide instruction in clinical science in oral and maxillofacial surgery, local anesthesia, management of the medically compromised patient and some aspects of pharmacology to the dental and dental hygiene students. Additionally, they provide instruction to the residents in various dental specialty programs throughout the college.
The Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, which is part of OMS, provides support for the graduate program in prosthodontics and directs a fellowship in implant dentistry. The faculty also teach seminars, journal clubs and continuing education courses in oral and maxillofacial surgery for graduate students and practicing dentists, as well as courses in prosthetics and maxillofacial prosthodontics through the center.
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has a focus in clinical research in the areas of implant dentistry, imaging and reconstruction surgery. OMS faculty are involved in clinical-related research in the area of bone grafting, dental implants and dental implantology.
Visit the Department Website: http://bcd.tamhsc.edu/education/oral-surgery/.