In Malaysia, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialized dental professional who focuses on diagnosing and treating a wide range of surgical conditions related to the tooth, face, jaw, mouth, and neck.


An oral and maxillofacial surgeon undergo extensive training, which typically begins with a four or five-year undergraduate dental degree. Following this, they complete a minimum of four years of postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Additionally, many surgeons choose to pursue their fellowships or memberships or sub-specialization that enhance their expertise in specific areas within the field. This rigorous training and continued professional development ensure that oral and maxillofacial surgeons possess the necessary skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care to their patients.


An oral and maxillofacial surgeons are qualified to perform complex surgical procedures, including surgical tooth extractions, dental implant placement, corrective or repositioning jaw surgeries, facial trauma reconstruction, treatment of oral cancer, and management of various oral and facial infections and diseases. They are skilled in both dental and medical procedures, often collaborating with other medical or surgical specialists to provide comprehensive care.


While the majority of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Malaysia hold a single qualification in dentistry, it's worth noting that there are some surgeons who have obtained both dental and medical degrees. This dual qualifications provide them a unique perspective and a broader range of expertise in managing complex oral and facial condition especially in management of oral cancers and craniofacial surgery.


Overall, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dedicated professionals committed to enhancing the oral health, orofacial function, and overall well-being of their patients through various simple or advanced surgical techniques.