Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
) specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized
surgical specialty. In countries such as the UK and most of Europe, it is recognized as both a specialty of medicine and as such a medical degree or both a degree in medicine and dentistry is compulsory. In almost every other region including the United States
, Canada, (all of North America, Central America, and South America), Australia, New Zealand, India, and all Asian countries, as well as all of Scandanavia (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway) OMS is a recognized specialty of dentistry
. All countries outside of the UK and Central Europe around the world hold that obtaining a medical degree for the speciality of oral and maxillofacial surgery is optional but not required. Read more...