Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. They mostly diagnose problems in the oral and maxillofacial regions. They also perform surgery to improve function or appearance.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are responsible for administering anaesthetics or sedatives to control pain, and collaborating with healthcare professionals to provide treatment. Their job involves analysing patients’ data to determine their treatment goals and performing oral and maxillofacial surgery on patients to treat conditions and treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
The practise of oral and maxillofacial surgery involves complex procedures and specialized knowledge. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon's jobs include combining both dental and medical expertise, thereby holding both degrees to treat patients.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon's salary in India ranges from seven-eight figures. A bachelor's program that focuses heavily on biology, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, chemistry and mathematics can help prepare them for dental school and surgical training. The next step is to take and pass the Dental Admissions Test (or equivalent) which evaluates your abilities in biological and physiological subjects, along with your logical reasoning, comprehension and math skills. And finally, enrol in a complete dental school and complete an approved surgical residency. Eventually, you can apply for state licensure.
For a successful career in oral and maxillofacial surgery, take part in research and innovation in dentistry, involve your surgical team’s inpatient evaluation and develop your customer service skills.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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