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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.

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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.

What is ANZAOMS?

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS).

Our focus is on the advancement, advocacy for, and continuing education of OMS, through engagement with all levels of government, regulators, key public and private stakeholders and the general public.

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ANZAOMS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ continuing connection to land, place, waters and community. We pay our respects to their cultures, country and elders past present and emerging.

ANZAOMS recognises the unique role of Māori as Tangata Whenua and embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi recognising Māori as tino rangitiratanga of Aotearoa/New Zealand while embracing the three guiding principles of the Treaty – Partnership Participation and Protection. We will endeavour to implement bicultural policies and practices that incorporate and value Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.