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Further education to become a specialist in oral-maxillofacial surgery 

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes diagnosis and therapy of diseases, congenital and acquired malformations and injuries in the head and neck region.

The specialty is delimited in detail by the procedures listed in the surgical catalog.

In the head and neck region, there is a close proximity of various organ systems (brain, eyes, ears), which are often affected in combination in the case of diseases and injuries. This makes interdisciplinary cooperation with neighboring disciplines in diagnostics and therapy an essential element of the specialty.

Aim of further education

With the further education the candidate should acquire and prove knowledge and skills which enable him to lead a specialist practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery independently and on his own responsibility.


Duration, structure and other provisions

The further education lasts 6 years and is divided into:

  •  a 2 to 3 year non-specialized further education

  •  and a 3 to 4 year specialized further education 

In principle, the specialist training can only be started after completion of dental and medical studies. However, up to 9 months of further training at the surgical polyclinic of a Swiss or a recognized foreign dental institute or at an equivalent polyclinic of an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic are recognized if they were completed before the completion of medical studies but after the completion of dental studies.

Further informations can be found here: 

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