How to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon – BMJ Careers, 28 January 2006

The British Medical Journal Careers section, tells us what it takes to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Portraits from the Saving Faces Exhibition were used as illustration.

“Oral and maxillofacial surgery developed out of the need for special management of facial injuries, especially broken jaws sustained by servicemen during the two world wars. Since then, the specialty has evolved to meet a clear demand for the management of an increasingly large range of pathological conditions of the face, notably facial deformities in adults and children, head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, as well as the initial impetus: facial trauma.”

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