Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a complex specialty combining dental, medical, and surgical expertise. The qualification recognised in Australia and New Zealand as the registrable qualification for practice is the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, FRACDS (OMS).
The achievement of the FRACDS (OMS) takes a minimum of four years of surgical training and encompasses a comprehensive training program which requires the following as prerequisites for applying to commence the OMS Program:
- A Dental degree and full registration as a dentist in Australia or New Zealand
- A Medical degree and full registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand
- A full year of surgery in general (SIG) rotations.
Download the fact sheet providing further information on the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and refer to The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons website which provides detailed information on the FRACDS (OMS), including the application process.