Dental Implants: Extensive Education for OMS Surgeons Specialization

June 14, 2013 at 5:18 PM

OMSH Surgeons are Dental Implant Specialists

How Extensive is the Education Required to Become an OMS?

For an individual aspiring to become an OMS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, the first step that he/she needs to take is to enroll in a dental school. After graduating from dental school, the student should opt for a hospital-based surgical residency program. The minimum duration of this kind of program is four years. In this kind of program, the aspiring medical professional is taught about general surgery (including placement of dental implants), internal medicine and also about anesthesiology. The training is given alongside medical residents in the hospital.

In addition, the students or aspiring surgeons are taught about emergency medicine, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. This kind of training generally focuses on the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, mouth and face. The hard tissues here refer to those on the bones while the soft tissues represent the ones on the skin or muscle. It is only after such rigorous, in-depth and intense training that the student or the surgeon-in-the-making would be able to actually conduct surgeries such as dental implants. Depending on the type of residency program an individual opts for, he/she would receive a medical degree or an advanced degree.

If the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon so desires, he/she can also opt for further fellowships in sub-specialty areas like the treatment of oral diseases via surgery or dental implants.

Further details are available the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) website.

And, a wealth of information on dental implants and dental implant procedures as well as bios and qualifications of our Houston dental implant specialists is available on the OMSH website.