The maxillofacial division is a highly specialized and competitive program. At UVA, our faculty have extensive experience in a wide range of conditions that affect the face, jaws, and neck.
With opportunities for both clinical practice as well as research, our students leave the program ready to pursue a career as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS).
As part of UVA, students will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex cases. And will learn how to care for a medically diverse population, including pediatric patients as well as patients with unique mental and physical demands that have to be considered in their care.
Here are some of the specific areas of study that students in the maxillofacial division might learn about:
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Dental implants
- Orthognathic surgery
- Pediatric maxillofacial surgery
- Benign pathology
- Trauma of the head and neck
- Outpatient and general anesthesia
- Minimally invasive and open temporomandibular joint disorder treatments
- Sleep surgery
In addition to these clinical topics, students will also learn about the following:
- Anatomy and physiology of the maxillofacial region
- Pathophysiology of maxillofacial conditions
- Principles of surgical care
- Clinical research
For students interested in a career in OMS, our program provides the skills and knowledge needed to provide high-quality care.