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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is dedicated to competence and professionalism. They aim to educate the highest caliber of student in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology and oral pathology.

Services provided by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include wisdom teeth removal, 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 department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers both a Residency Program and an Externship Program.


Learn More about OMS Departmental History

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is the subject of two historical volumes published by 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.