Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Activities & Objective)


Instructions are given in the form of lectures, tutorials, clinical and practical sessions.  The students are exposed to these specific areas of general and chemical pathology germane to accurate differential diagnosis of oro-facial lesions.  Regular clinical slide sessions are arranged to synchronise laboratory and clinical experience.  Chair-side clinical sessions in out-patient Oral Diagnosis clinic reinforce didactic sessions.


  1. To provide a foundation for professional knowledge associated with surgical skills to enable the students to diagnose and treat competently the various disorders of the orofacial complex.
  2. To stimulate the student to recall basic scientific information and correlate it with the disease processes occurring in and around the oral cavity.

iii.      To equip the student with a good foundation for postgraduate training in oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

  1. Diagnose common congenital deformities of the face.
  2. Interprete simple haematological and radiological findings in investigation.
  3. Assist in major maxillofacial surgery in the theatre.

vii.     Prepare the mouth for reception of prosthesis.

vii.     Recognise, treat and prevent emergencies in dental practices;

  1. Control haemorrhages from oral surgical procedures.
  2. Perform biopsy of suspected lesions or neoplasm and submit the property prepared specimen to an oral pathologist.
  3. Reduce, fix and immobilise simple fractures of the jaws.

xii.     Competently prescribe sedative, analgesics and antibiotic medications when necessary and with confidence.                                                   

More Introduction About Our Department

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has evolved slowly over the years from Oral/Dental Surgery, as a branch of Dentistry.  Many of specialised procedures now incorporated in Maxillofacial Surgery have been in the recent past, included in other medical specialties of General and Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic and Otorhinolaryngology.  Today, it has developed as a distinct and highly specialised branch of surgical practice which deals with diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities of human jaws and associated structures.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is taught in close collaboration with specialties such as Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics and Orthodontics as integral parts of Dentistry.

Emphasis is laid on the recognition of various forming tissue conditions, and the surgical management of oral lesions, local anaesthetic technique, exodontia, management of infections and traumatology.  In recent past, management of congenital deformities as well as dental implantology has been included in the curriculum.