Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a healthcare specialty with both dental and medical components. After four years of dental education, an oral surgeon will spend up to six years completing his/her surgical training in medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, bone and soft tissues of the face. These include dentoalveolar surgery (such as wisdom tooth extraction), dental implant surgery, minor and major bone grafting. Our scope of care also includes diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology (lesions and tumors of the mouth and jaws) and the management of maxillofacial trauma and facial pain. Having extensive medical and anesthesia training allows oral surgeons to understand the impact of systemic conditions on anesthesia and surgery and to manage these conditions along with the help of primary care physicians and other medical specialists, in the perioperative period.