Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Looking for a challenge? Then you may be suited for the demanding and rewarding career of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Surgeons in this specialty diagnose and surgically treat a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cleft lip and palate; facial injuries; head, neck and oral cancers; and dental implants, among others. Some also offer cosmetic surgery.

Training programs vary in length from four to six years. Some programs offer certificates while others offer M.D. degree within the residency program. There are currently 102 programs in the United States.