What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery includes a variety of procedures involving the teeth, mouth, jaws and face.  This dental and medical specialty targets diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissue of the oral and facial region.  As part of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s training, “cross-training” in other specialties is necessary.  See the charts below containing Dr. Dietrich’s scope of training within the oral and maxillofacial field as well as his “cross-training” into other specialties.

Scope of Training within OMFS

Dental-Alveolar Surgery
Orthognathic Surgery
Facial Esthetic Surgery
Maxillofacial Trauma
Maxillofacial Pathology
Craniofacial & Cleft Lip/Palate
Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders

Areas of Extensive “Cross-Training”

Anesthesia & Pediatric Anesthesia
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Oculoplastic Surgery
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Intensive Care
Internal Medicine