Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes inpatient and outpatient care, sedation and outpatient anesthesia, the management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting soft and hard tissues (dentoalveolar surgery), surgical reconstruction of inadequate bone structure of the jaws, evaluation and planning of treatment and placement of dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, treatment of head and neck traumatic injuries to the face, jaws, mouth and teeth, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment oral cancer and other diseases in the maxillofacial region, reconstructive and corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic and craniofacial surgery) to improve the function and appearance of patients with such conditions as cleft lip and palate and other congenital skeletal defects, diagnosis and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, microneurosurgical repair of facial and trigeminal nerve disorders, and facial aesthetic surgery procedures to enhance facial appearance and function.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is responsible for the didactic and clinical instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Local Anesthesia and Pain Control for the undergraduate dental students, and has a full- and expanded-scope postgraduate residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for both 48 months (OMFS Certificate only program) and 72 months (OMFS-MD-integrated program). There is ample exposure to Head and Neck Oncology as well as Facial Aesthetic Surgery.  The Department is fully committed to patient care, student and resident education, service to the University, the community, and the profession, continuing dental and medical education, and scientific research and publication.

Contact Us

Department of OMFS (MC 835) Maria G. Limon
UIC College of Dentistry Assistant to the Head,  Residency Coordinator  
801 South Paulina Street, Room 110, 1st Floor (312) 996-1052  
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7211 Fax: (312) 996-5987
 Clinic Billing  
 (312) 996-7460 or (312) 996-7461 omfsbilling@uic.edu     
 oralsurgery@uic.edu phone: (312) 413-9727    
  fax: (312) 355-4941  


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