The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery educates students in oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology and oral pathology. The department offers both a Residency Program and an Externship Program.
Clinical services provided by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include removal of wisdom teeth, other dental extractions, outpatient sedation, facial fracture repair, treatment of jaw cysts and tumors, reconstruction of jaws, placement of dental implants, orthognathic surgery, treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment.
The history of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is detailed in two publications available through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston University Press, with support from the Edward C. Hinds Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
|“Looking Back: A History of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program at The University of Texas-Houston 1949-1999,” by Robert R. Debes, DDS, with Donald P. Butler, DDS, is available as a PDF.|
|“Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, 2000-2015,” by Robert R. Debes, DDS, with Donald P. Butler, DDS, is now available as a PDF. This new volume continues the history of the department.|