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October 2, 2012 2:09 PM Subscribe
Do Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons require medical degrees (Relevant undergraduate + med school + residency) like, for lack of a better term, "real" surgeons?
posted by tehloki to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wiki lists oral/maxillofacial surgery as a subspecialty of dentistry. If I recall correctly, my wisdom tooth surgery involved the oral surgeon performing the general anaesthetic as well. Is this something that is qualified by being an oral surgeon or were they more likely an MD/anaesthesiologist as well? I'm wondering about regulations in Canada specifically but details on the situation in the US would be interesting as well.