The Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry is strategically based in the Main Building of the National University Hospital. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the branch of dentistry that uses surgical methods to correct diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial area. Common oral surgical procedures include extraction of teeth, wisdom teeth surgery, dental extractions for medically compromised patients, placement of dental implants, bone grafting, aesthetic and functional jaw surgery and diagnosis and treatment of cysts and tumours.
The Discipline teaches and practices a broad scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine. It boasts of a reputable team of Faculty, Clinicians, Residents and Part Time staff. The undergraduate programme involves a combination of didactic courses, seminars, independent study, along with strong clinical training in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The course of study is organized to allow the student to work closely with full and part-time faculty and they are exposed to a wide variety of clinical situations. The Discipline also offers a postgraduate programme in oral and maxillofacial surgery that prepares candidates for examination for the Master of Dental Surgery and for a career that encompasses the broad scope of the speciality.
The Discipline places a lot of emphasis on research and invests in the future of the speciality. The Discipline also maintains a research program leading to Master of Science and Doctoral Degrees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. There is also scope for dental students to pursue research in oral and maxillofacial surgery under the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme. Our faculty members are active in promoting exciting research pursuits from basic laboratory science to mining evidence from clinical practice and developing new surgical techniques.