Oral Pathologist

Oral Surgeon

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Minimum Bachelor?s of Dental Surgery

Minimum internship of 6 months

The tasks an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is expected to perform include:Performing surgeries on mouth, jaws and related head and neck structure

Executing difficult and multiple extraction of teeth

Removing tumours and other abnormal growths

Performing pre-prosthetic surgery to prepare mouth for insertion of dental prosthesis

Correcting abnormal jaw relations by mandibular or maxillary revision

Treating fractures of jaws

Skilled in dento-alveolar, orthognathic, endodontics, and trauma surgeries of head, neck and facial areas

Skilled in observable diseases/deformities

Proficient in cosmetic procedures

In-depth knowledge of tissue anatomy

Knowledge of current medical development/technologies

Knowledge of common infections

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment used in surgeries

Not applicable


Critical thinking



Analytical bent of mind

Good eyesight

Good listener


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need to handlea team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is notlisted as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR16,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview ofHealthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players.The Indian Healthcare sector grew fromUS$45 billionin 2008 toUS$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of aroundUS$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Earlier, only plastic surgeons were consulted during surgeries to correct facial defects caused by accidents or birth defects but now dental surgeons are also consulted, hence we can say that thejob profile of anOral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will be in high demand in the future. Increasing aging population, growing concern about oral hygiene and rising demand for cosmetic dentistry are some of the key growth drivers for this sector.

Government and private hospitals/dispensaries


Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government universities/colleges

Private universities/colleges

Will be updated