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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Course Outline

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery the surgical specialty that includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatments of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, defects and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, face, head and neck.

Course Outline

Dento-Alveolar Surgery

  • Sterlization
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Exodontia
  • Impactation
  • Elevators
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Surgical Aid to orthodontics

Maxillary Antrum

  • Diseases
  • Oro-antral fistula
  • Foreign body

Oro-Facial Infections

  • Specific and non-specific
  • Spread, principles of management


  • Cyst of Soft and hard tissues of Oro-facial region and their management


  • Benign and malignant tumors of oral cavity
  • Jaws and associated tissue
  • Odontogenic tumors
  • Squamous cell carcinomas
  • Lymphoma etc.
  • Protocol of investigation including biopsy
  • X-Ray’s
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Bone Scan
  • Principles of different treatment modalities including
  • Surgery     
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy cryotherapy
  • Lasers

Course Outline

Salivary Glands

  • Diseases of salivary glands including tumors
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialithiases
  • Means of investigation
  • Management

Temporo-Mandibular Joint

  • Surgical anatomy
  • Diseases and disorders including ankylosis

Fibro-Osseous Lesion

  • Classification and management

Giant Cell Lesions

  • Types and management

Developmental Anomalies

  • Introduction and management of cleft lip and palate

Maxillofacial Injuries

  • Surgical anatomy
  • First aid, treatment
  • Soft tissue injuries of head and neck
  • Dento-alveolar injuries
  • Fractures of mandible
  • Fractures of mid-face
  • Fractures of zygomatic complex
  • Nasoethmoid fractures
  • orbital involvement
  • Head injuries
  • Blood and fluid replacement

Orthognathic Surgery

  • Introduction
  • Evaluation and principles of treatment of facial disharmony including excess and deficiency of mandible and maxilla and craniofacial anomalies


  • Introduction, indications
  • Contra-indications types
  • Surgical techniques after care

Text Books

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