What does an Oral Surgeon do?

Oral surgeons are medical doctors who perform surgical procedures to treat conditions involving the teeth, gums, and the broader area of the head and neck known as the maxillofacial region. These surgeries include wisdom teeth removals, root canals, extractions, and the placement of dental implants. They also perform biopsies and procedures to repair damage caused by an accident or traumatic injury.

Oral surgeons are doctors who have graduated from dental school with a DMD or DDS degree and must have a valid license to practice dentistry in their state. They must be board certified in oral surgery, and have hands-on experience performing a range of common maxillofacial surgical procedures. These roles require a dedication to patient comfort and healing. Familiarity with innovative treatment tools and techniques is an advantage.

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How much does an Oral Surgeon make?

Confident
$240,529 /yr
Total Pay
$201,405
 /yr

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$39,124
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$240,529

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$117K$843K
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