The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the highest standard of surgical care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region, soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region, dentofacial and cleft deformities, and basic oral surgical procedures including removal of wisdom teeth and the placement of implants.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. Our doctors practice the full scope of the specialty. Our OMS team has specialized knowledge in pain management and each doctor is trained to administer anesthesia, allowing the Georgia Health Sciences University OMS Clinic to maximize patient comfort and safety in an office setting.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program is a fully accredited, four year program integrated in the Georgia Health Sciences University. One resident is matched each academic year. The program is designed to provide the resident with the opportunity for sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and to become a knowledgeable and competent practitioner. Four board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons comprise the in-house faculty. The residency is also supported by four, active part-time and volunteer faculty. Many of the faculty members have distinguished themselves with international reputations for their subspecialty clinical activities.
In addition to education, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to patient care, research and community service. Through continuing education programs such as the Intravenous Conscious Sedation Course, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides advanced knowledge to local, national and international communities.
For additional information on The GHSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program please contact us
at crthomas@ georgiahealth.edu