Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects.
• Administer general and local anesthetics.
• Remove impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth.
• Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth.
• Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.
• Remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments.
Where and When:
• Work in a medical setting.
• Usually work during the day, up to five days per week.
What or Who They Work With:
• Work with patients requiring surgical procedures in the mouth/face area.
• Work with surgical equipment and supplies.
Education and Training:
• Oral Surgeon attend Medical School
• Some have years of related work experience.
Related School Subjects:
Science, Health and P.E.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe
Goodbye Tonsils! by by Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, and Marilyn Mets
The Skeleton Inside You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Philip Balestrino and True Kelley
Gifted Hands, Kids Edition: The Ben Carson Story (ZonderKidz Biography) by Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis
Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, No.30) by Debbie Dadey, Marcia T. Jones, and John Steven Gurney