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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry

About Us

Who We Are
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the head, face and neck including the mouth, teeth, and jaws. Their training consists of a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and the completion of either a four-year hospital surgical residency or a six-year training in surgical residency and medicine leading to an MD degree and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Conditions We Treat
•    Head and neck cancer
•    Tumors and cysts of the jaws
•    Cleft and craniofacial deformities
•    Obstructive sleep apnea
•    Misaligned jaws
•    Facial injuries
•    Facial pain
•    Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
•    Reconstructive surgery
•    Dental implant surgery
•    Dental extractions


Where We Are

The department clinics are located at the University of Michigan Medical Center and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Our mission is to provide excellent patient care, contribute to basic and clinical research, and train the future academic leaders of the oral and maxillofacial surgery profession.


Who We Treat

The University of Michigan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practices the full scope of the specialty. The patients we treat typically are referred by other dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and physicians. However, we also treat patients in the emergency department who have sustained injuries to the mouth, face, head and neck, or those who are looking for a second opinion.


Our Commitment to Education
Residents are closely involved in patient management, under the direct supervision and guidance of the faculty. This relationship allows for resident education while maintaining the high standard of patient care. With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.