Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF)
Our Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF) provides surgery to treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face and jaws.
Our Mission Statement
To promote optimal oral and maxillofacial health of all patients through excellence in clinical care, education and research.
Various types of Surgery we Perform
- Trauma - Injuries to the face from simple cuts to complex fractures of the facial bones
- Head and Neck Cancer - performing tumor resection and subsequent reconstruction
- Facial Deformity & Jaw Dysfunction - Surgery to correct jaw/bite abnormalities (orthognathic), obstructive sleep apnea, cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint reconstruction and implant reconstruction of missing teeth
- Dental Surgery - Surgery to remove teeth, which are infected, impacted or associated with cysts or tumors
The Department also has responsibility for teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels in medicine, dentistry and nursing.
The Department is active in clinical research in the specific areas of cleft lip and palate surgery, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea patients, facial trauma, and reconstructive implant surgery.