Patient Information

Better information allows for better choices.

Clear and helpful patient information ensures that patients are prepared and fully aware of their treatment pathway. Patient education allows knowledge of their options so that informed choices can be made, improving the overall treatment experience.

What makes an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon special?

Current requirements for entry to the OMS training program requires both dental and medical degrees. In addition to a surgery in general residency, they have completed a dedicated four-year advanced surgical training program through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). The Fellowship awarded by the college is the FRACDS (OMS) and is the qualification recognised for registration as an OMS specialist surgeon in Australia and New Zealand. This means that an OMS is the specialist bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry.

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Locate an OMS in your area

Ready for the next step? Find an ANZAOMS member in your area within Australia and New Zealand today.

Is Oral Surgery right for me?

Is oral and maxillofacial surgery right for you?

We’ve put together a handy list of questions for you to discuss with your 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.