A Maxillofacial Surgeon Expert Witness might be required to provide expert opinion on complex cases involving maxillofacial surgery. The American Dental Association defines Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as “the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.”
This means that these dental specialists are trained to do practically any type of surgery or cosmetic procedure for issues with the mouth, jaws, facial structures, and neck. ForensisGroup Maxillofacial Surgery Expert Witnesses have great experience as a practicing and consulting dentists practicing in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial pathology, implantology, and dental alveolar surgery.
Maxillofacial Surgery Expert Witnesses have been through four years of dental school for which they earn a either a DDS (doctor of dental surgery) or DMD (doctor of dental medicine) degree (depending on the school program). After this, those wanting to become maxillofacial surgeons attend a residency program for four more years. Competition for these residency positions is fierce, with less than 200 OMS training slots available annually. During residency, OMS candidates can complete another two years of training to obtain a medical degree or pursue fellowship programs for additional training in advanced surgical techniques.
Maxillofacial Surgeons who are expert witnesses have assisted attorneys and insurance companies in consultations in cases dealing with facial trauma, head and neck infections, and head and neck pathology. Maxillofacial Surgery Expert Witnesses from ForensisGroup are available by Submitting An Expert Request Form or by calling us for further information.