Occupation Profile for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Perform surgery on mouth, jaws, and related head and neck structure to execute difficult and multiple extractions of teeth, to remove tumors and other abnormal growths, to correct abnormal jaw relations by mandibular or maxillary revision, to prepare mouth for insertion of dental prosthesis, or to treat fractured jaws.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
0.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 0.0 Percentage That Completed High School
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 0.0 Percentage That Had Some College
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 99.5 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Dental Service Chief
Dental Surgeon
Doctor
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)
Oral Surgeon

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Collaborate with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment.
  • Core — Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants, and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.
  • Core — Remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments.
  • Core — Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.
  • Core — Treat problems affecting the oral mucosa, such as mouth ulcers and infections.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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8 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Jobs Found


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Correct Care Solutions - South Portland - posted 28 days ago
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Experienced preferred for Oral Surgery Practice in Matawan.
Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - NJ - Matawan - posted 27 days ago
Busy Oral Surgeon's office is now hiring for a Front Office Coordinator. Duties include: Checking in and out patients, determining financial respon...
Greater Louisville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates - KY - Louisville - posted 19 days ago
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery office located in Delray Beach, Plantation and Kendall is looking to fill multiple positions for Front Desk and Surg...
OMS ASSOCIATES - FL - Plantation - posted 12 days ago
With over 30 offices servicing California and Washington, West Coast Dental is continuously looking for talented individuals to join our rapidly gr...
West Coast Dental - CA - Los Angeles - posted 5 days ago
Advanced Dental Specialists currently has a Full-time Periodontist position at our Appleton & Green Bay, WI offices. This is a great opportunity at...
Advanced Dental Specialists - Appleton - posted 14 days ago
Advanced Dental Specialists currently has a Full-time Endodontist position in Green Bay, WI. With 8 convenient locations across Wisconsin, the Adva...
Advanced Dental Specialists - Green Bay - posted 18 days ago
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Southern Implants North America Inc. - Jupiter - posted 11 days ago

 
 
 
 
 
 

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