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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - 29-1022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Dental Service Chief
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon-Practice Owner
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Resident Physician
  • Resident Surgeon
  • Surgeon

SOC Occupation Groups

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
29-1020 Dentists
29-1022.00 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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  • Administer general and local anesthetics.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment.
  • Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth to determine whether problems exist currently or might occur in the future.
  • Perform minor cosmetic procedures, such as chin and cheekbone enhancements.
  • Perform minor facial rejuvenation procedures, including the use of Botox and laser technology.
  • Perform surgery on the mouth and jaws to treat conditions, such as cleft lip and palate and jaw growth problems.
  • Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants, and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.
  • Provide emergency treatment of facial injuries including facial lacerations, intra-oral lacerations, and fractured facial bones.
  • Remove impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth.
  • Remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments.
  • Restore form and function by moving skin, bone, nerves, and other tissues from other parts of the body to reconstruct the jaws and face.
  • Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.
  • Treat problems affecting the oral mucosa, such as mouth ulcers and infections.
  • Treat snoring problems, using laser surgery.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Dental Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Facial Esthetics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Maxillofacial Reconstruction (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Temporomandibular Joint (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Oral Surgery (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon