Are you thinking about becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? If yes, this video will show you the day-to-day life of a surgeon in this field before enrolling yourself in dental school or medical school.
First, it takes at least seven years of study to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS). This usually involves undergraduate and graduate courses, followed by a residency program. Once qualified and getting the proper certifications, maxillofacial and oral surgeons can start working as consultants.
As consultants, oral surgeons’ daily work involves booking patients.
After going through their patient’s medical history and insurance details, they perform various complex surgical procedures such as dental implants and x-rays, removing wisdom teeth, biopsies, reconstructive surgeries, and tooth extractions. However, most patients dread the process and prefer to undergo the procedure under anesthesia. After the procedure, doctors prescribe medicines such as antibiotics to avoid infections and help the patient in the healing process.
Aspiring dental students should be dedicated and work hard to attain the proper certifications for the job. They can also boost their career by participating in internship programs and holding leadership positions.