The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) within Australia and New Zealand.
Our Association is the peak body for OMS specialists. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have received extensive education and training which qualifies them to treat all diseases, defects, injuries and developmental anomalies of the mouth, teeth, jaws, neck and face. OMS is a surgical specialty recognised by both the Australian Medical Council and the Medical Council of New Zealand and, as a specialty of dentistry, is also recognised by the Australian Dental Council and the Dental Council of New Zealand.
The ANZAOMS ASM 2024 will be held 12-14 September, 2024 at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD. Visit the ASM website for program information and registration.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery explained
Oral and maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders affecting the craniofacial skeleton, jaws, oral cavity and associated structures.
Contemporary OMS have degrees in both medicine and dentistry and this unique background enables them to treat conditions that require expertise in both fields. This includes the management of common oral surgical conditions such as impacted teeth, dental implants, jaw cysts as well as more advanced procedures such as facial trauma reconstruction, head and neck cancer, congenital and developmental facial deformity, salivary gland disease and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Note: The information covered within this web page and across this website is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is listed to provide you with a general overview to help you communicate effectively when you seek the advice of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.