An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS) has the skills and training to address complex oral and facial deformities that can affect not just your teeth, but your appearance and quality of life. This includes birth defects and severe trauma that affect your mouth, jaws, face and skull – otherwise known as the craniomaxillofacial complex.
After dental school, an OMS needs additional training and residency to earn a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This is followed by board certification and licenses to practice in the country.
OMS are also expected to have many hours of hospital and clinic practice, which enables them to handle a wide variety of cases. Since the specialization straddles both dental and surgical fields, and involves very sensitive procedures that affect facial appearance, bones and nerves that affect breathing, speech and eating, it is critical to get an OMS that is both credited and credible.
Dr. Firas Osman has had extensive experience handing these cases, and has over 20 years of training, hospital experience, and private practice.
To find out more about his background, read About Me.