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Lahore Medical & Dental College
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

College of Dentistry LMDC | Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (GTTH)

Introduction

1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is that specialty of Dentistry that encompasses the art and science of diagnosis and surgical management of diseases, injuries and defects of the Oral and Maxillofacial region.

2. SCOPE:
OMFS department provide clinical Training in OMFS starts in 3rd year and continued through 4th year, House job to post graduate level. The course is integrated with other specialties like Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Operative dentistry and Periodontics, Plastic surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, General surgery and Anesthesia.

3. Post graduate training:
Oral and maxillofacial surgery department is a recognized training center for FCPS residency since 2003. Residents complete a total of four years gaining experience and acquiring surgical expertise. They are also actively involved in weekly academic sessions including article discussions, CDE seminars and symposiums.

4. Continual dental education:
Conduct CDE activities including seminars and symposiums every week to upgrade promote continual dental education.

Administrative Setup

Programme Director:
Prof. Dr. Aqib Sohail
BDS, FCPS. MOMSRCPSG, MHPE
Principal/ Dean / HOD / Supervisor

Associate Programme Director:
Dr. Nighat Zahid
BDS,FCPS.
Associate Professsor

Dr. Tayyaba Rafiq
BDS,FCPS.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Fareed Ahmed Chishti
BDS, FCPS.
Assistant Professor.

Supervisor Introduction:

Prof. Dr. Aqib Sohail

BDS, FCPS, MOMSRCPG (UK) MHPE  

Principal/ Dean

Head of OMFS Department, LMDC

Prof. Dr. Aqib Sohail is currently working as Principal/Dean & Head of the Department (OMFS)  Lahore Medical and Dental College. He has devoted 20 years of his career to this institution. He is also Vice president of PAOMS and faculty member of AO international, CPSP, board of study, curriculum core committee (UHS) and AOMS.   He is chief executive of excellent dental practice with the name of  “Dental Horizon”.   He is Examiner FCPS at CPSP, Examiner/Paper setter/Assessor for Final Professional Examination, for Bachelors of Dental Surgery in UHS since 2005 and appointed  inspector by PMC and CPSP and involved in developing policies at national level by coordinating with PMC, UHS and CPSP. He is currently providing  supervision to  15 committees of Dental college, LMDC to bringing vision of this institute to reality.

He did his  BDS from Nishtar  Medical College  followed by FCPS  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan and  obtained membership from Royal college Glasgow and master in Health professional education. He has supervised many postgraduates since 2008 and his students are now working in highest positions both National and International level. He has provided research guidance and reviewed countless thesis for FCPS and MDS and articles of journals. He is also editor of PAOMS journal. He has 15 publications in his credit and many in the process of publications.

Objectives:

General objectives of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department:

Produce skilled maxillofacial surgeon.
Promote a research activities amongst undergraduates, graduates and post graduates.
Develop professional attitude.

Services Offered By The Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Department:

Diagnosis of injuries, diseases and defects of the maxillofacial region
Providing both non-surgical and surgical management plans to the patients

Performing:

Major surgical procedures encompassing
Maxillofacial trauma
Tumors of head and neck
TMJ pathologies
Dentofacial deformities; including orthognathic, cleft and esthetic surgical procedures.
Minor surgical procedures encompassing
Wisdom teeth extractions
Incision and drainage for fascial space infections
Maxillomandibular fixation and ORIF for maxillofacial trauma
Pre-prosthetic surgical procedures.
Duration of Training Eligibility
+   The Surgery residency programme compromises of four years, during which progressively increasing exposure and responsibilities will be given to the trainees.
+   Rotations are according to the guidelines given by the college of physicians and surgeons.
+   BDS or equivalent degree approved by the PMC.
+   One year internship/house job in Dentistry
+   FCPS Part I in Dentistry
+   Previous experience not required
+   Positions will be advertised to invite applications.

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