Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty which deals with the face, mouth, and neck regions. The maxillofacial region is one of the most complex areas in the human anatomy posing a great diagnostic and surgical challenge to the clinicians dealing with the care of this area as it requires extreme precision in the restoration of function and cosmesis.
The diseases of the maxillofacial region are many times due to lack of awareness about the hazards of certain recreational habits and at times even the lack of awareness of the availability of the treatment for the disease. This adds to the insult on the existing plight of the patients suffering from maxillofacial disease. The lack of awareness amongst the general medical and dental practitioners about the early detection and proper referral for oral cancer leads to the oral cancer patients presenting at an advanced stage when the prognosis of the disease is not promising. Most of the patients belong to the less fortunate part of society in terms of their financial capability and access to specialized healthcare.
Department of OMFS
The department has been working on all the areas to provide the best healthcare to the patients in need, creating awareness amongst the healthcare providers for timely and prompt referral and imparting that training to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Details of procedures performed during last year are:
- Major surgeries: 215
- Daycare Procedures: 1118
To become the center of excellence in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Our vision is to upgrade the department into a national center of best patient care and concentration of knowledge and experience dedicated to the specialty with the name "Sharif Center of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (SCOMS)" with a vision of a healthy mouth and face for all without any discrimination.
- Head and neck cancers
- Facial Trauma
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Oral diagnostics and medicine
- TMJ surgery
- Salivary gland surgery
- Oral cyst and tumors
- Orthognathic surgery
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
Sharif Center of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has a mandate for the training of:
- House officers
- FCPS residents
MDS - Oral and maxillofacial surgery