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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

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Surgeon

SOC Occupation Groups

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

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • 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, cleft 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

  • Comprehensive Dentist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Comprehensive Dentist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dental Hygienist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Dental Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dentist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Advanced Clinical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Comprehensive (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Dental Materials Science (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, General Clinical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Hospital Dentistry (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Public Health (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dentist, Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Endodontist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Endodontist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Endodontist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Executive Dentist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Dentist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operative Dentist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Cornea/External Disease (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Neuro-Ophthalmology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Pathology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Strabismus/Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Vitreous/Retina (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Navy - 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 Officer only)
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Oral Pathologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral Surgery (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthodontist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthodontist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthodontist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatric Dentist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatric Dentist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Periodontist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Periodontist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Periodontist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist, Area Dental Laboratory (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist, Dental Materials (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Dentist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon