Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ·  Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.



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Licensing Information ·   Dentist

Licensing Description:
All applicants shall be a graduate of and hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree or a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from an accredited dental school as defined in section 332.011, RSMo, complete and pass national board exams, and complete and pass the state dental examination. Contact licensing board for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Dental Board
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1367
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1367
dental@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,362
The Ozark Region217

· Dental Specialist

Licensing Description:
An applicant shall be a currently licensed dentist in Missouri, a current diplomat of an American specialty board recognized by the ADA or a graduate of an accredited specialty training program. Applicant shall supply complete application and fee and verifications.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Dental Board
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1367
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1367
dental@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/dental.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri692
The Ozark Region42


Occupational Tasks ·  Administer general and local anesthetics.
· Remove impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth.
· Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth in order to determine whether problems exist currently or might occur in the future.
· Collaborate with other professionals such as restorative dentists and orthodontists in order to plan treatment.
· Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants, and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.
· Remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments.
· Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.
· Treat problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.
· Provide emergency treatment of facial injuries including facial lacerations, intra-oral lacerations, and fractured facial bones.
· Perform surgery on the mouth and jaws in order to treat conditions such as cleft lip and palate and jaw growth problems.
· Restore form and function by moving skin, bone, nerves, and other tissues from other parts of the body in order to reconstruct the jaws and face.


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Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 94%
·  Active Learning 91%
·  Active Listening 89%
·  Science 88%
·  Speaking 87%
·  Critical Thinking 87%
·  Equipment Selection 86%
·  Monitoring 86%
·  Time Management 85%
·  Complex Problem Solving 85%