Our Patient Care

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty focusing on conditions of the craniomaxillofacial region, especially the face, jaws and oral cavity. The department members provide treatment for birth defects affecting the face such as cleft lip and palate; problems associated with head development such as craniosynostosis, orbital hypertelorism, traumatic injuries to the bones (facial fractures) and skin (lacerations) of the face and mouth; developmental conditions such as excessive or deficient growth of the facial bones (maxillary deficiency, prognathism, retrognathism, vertical maxillary excess, etc.) requiring orthognathic surgery; pathology (tumors or cysts) effecting the bones of the face, jaws or soft tissues of the face and mouth; dentoalveolar surgery such as tooth removal, impacted tooth removal, placement of implants to facilitate prosthetic rehabilitation; surgery of the temporomandibular joint; and cosmetic surgery of the face such as rhinoplasty, lipectomy, blepharoplasty, face lift, genioplasty, etc.

To become a patient, a referral from your physician or dentist is required. Depending on your exact problem, your treatment plan can be performed by a faculty member, a program resident or a student.