Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the branch and specialty of dentistry which is concerned with and includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of disorders, diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures.

For more information, please refer to the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Examination Information

The Fellowship Examination is an oral examination which will cover all phases of major and minor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical practice. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to assess, treat, and understand probable outcomes in the following categories:

  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Fundamentals of Cleft Deformities and Craniofacial Anomalies/Abnormalities
  • Fundamentals of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Preprosthetic Surgery
  • Implant Surgery
  • Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Medicine (with emphasis on perioperative management of medically compromised patients)
  • Maxillofacial Pathology (including Histopathology)
ElementDurationTopics Covered
Surgery A: Oral Examination1 hourOrthognathic Surgery

Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery

Temporomandibular Disorders

Fundamentals of Cleft Deformities and Craniofacial Anomalies/ Abnormalities

Fundamentals of Cosmetic Surgery
Surgery B: Oral Examination1 hourMaxillofacial Trauma

Dentoalveolar Surgery

Preprosthetic Surgery

Implant Surgery
Surgery C: Oral Examination1 hourAnesthesia and Sedation

Medicine (with emphasis on perioperative management of medically compromised patients)

Maxillofacial Pathology (including Histopathology)

Candidate Study Guide

The intent of this guide is to provide the candidate with an understanding of the format in which questions may be asked during the Fellowship Examination. The content used in these sample questions is used for illustrative purposes only, and should not be construed as an example of the level of difficulty of the examination questions.

Study Guide

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