Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is one of the newer developments in the advancement of super specialty surgical sciences.
The head & neck region has traditionally been recognized as a very complex territory in human anatomy. This anatomical area has always presented clinicians with an array of diagnostic and surgical challenges due to the extreme structural, functional and cosmetic precision needs.
Many specialties jointly tried over the years to address the special needs of the area. But, there were shortfalls. till came this new super specialty with absolute customized training for the comprehensive management of only mouth, face, jaws and neck.
A complete maxillofacial surgeon spends equal time in formal dental and surgical training. This amounts at least ten rigorous years and then more years in the super specialty level. This lengthy training pathway is one of the primary reasons in the serious discrepancy in the demand and supply of specialist maxillofacial surgeons. This discrepancy is more intense in the third world like many other problems.