FACE|value . . . . . The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Care Center at Mass General helps patients improve function, appearance and health through the comprehensive treatment of diseases, conditions, and anomalies of the face and jaw.
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FACE|value . . . . . World-Class Care with Neighborhood ConvenienceBy harnessing the talents and resources of Mass General, our care incorporates the latest technologies, techniques, and scientific evidence available. Our Board-certified specialists each practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including:
- Orthognathic surgery
- Removal of wisdom teeth
- Cancers and lesions of the face and jaw
- Dental implants
- Temporomandibular joint and pain control
- Repair of congenital defects and anomalies
- Facial reconstruction
Because the patient's comfort is our primary goal, we offer a range of sedation and anesthetic techniques. Most procedures can be performed with anesthesia on an outpatient basis in our comprehensive outpatient facility.
FACE|value . . . . .World-Renowned for OMS Treatment
One of the leading centers for orthognathic surgery worldwide, we also treat hundreds of patients for symptomatic third molars and placement of dental implants annually. Our 100% digital practice means that we can coordinate care effectively with the patient's primary or referring doctor by sharing images before, during, and after treatment.
Our surgeons serve as faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine while also teaching and mentoring our fellows and residents. Our resident training program was the nation's first to combine a medical degree with oral and maxillofacial surgery training, a landmark that has become the standard for OMS training today. We remain one of the nation's most prestigious and rigorous training programs in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
FACE|value . . . . . A Legacy of Innovation
Since the historical first demonstration of general anesthesia in the Mass General Ether Dome in 1846--during an oral surgery procedure--our department has maintained a tradition of innovation that leads our specialty. Today we are distinguished by our leadership in a variety of clinical areas, including:
- Minimally invasive techniques for orthognathic surgery
- Use of interferon for treatment of giant cell tumors of the jaw
- Multi-disciplinary care for repair of cleft lip and palate and other congenital conditions
- Evidence-based treatment of third molars
- Interpreting signs and symptoms of domestic violence
These advances allow our patients to experience fewer procedures, lower costs, and better outcomes.
FACE|value . . . . . Patient Care, Patient Comfort
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who are trained as surgeons. Each of our doctors is licensed to administer office-based anesthesia, including local anesthesia, conscious sedation, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia, providing an array of options for the safety and comfort of our patients.
An experienced team of registered nurses and assistants helps to manage each patient's care and to facilitate communication with family members and referring doctors. They also work with Mass General dietitions to help provide nutritional support for patients requiring modified diets following surgery.
FACE|value . . . . . Transformational Research
Our department is recognized for the development of minimally invasive OMS techniques, treatment of giant cell tumors of the jaw, developing a protocol to identify victims of domestic violence, and establishment of evidence-based guidelines for improving outcomes in third molars and implant procedures.