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Descriptor in English: Surgery, Oral
Descriptor in Spanish: Cirugía Bucal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cirurgia Bucal
Descriptor in French: Chirurgie stomatologique (spécialité)
Entry term(s): Exodontics
Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Surgery
Surgery, Maxillofacial
Tree number(s): E06.892
H02.163.876.886
Scope note: A dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries, and defects of the human oral and maxillofacial region.
Annotation: specialty of surgical therapy of diseases, injuries & defects of soft tissue of mouth & jaws; do not confuse with DENTISTRY, OPERATIVE: to restore tooth function; cranio-maxillo-facial surgery does not go here; use instead SPECIALTIES, SURGICAL; see also note at ORAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
NU nursing
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: EXODONTICS was see TOOTH EXTRACTION 1965-97; was EXODONTIA see TEETH EXTRACTION 1963-64
See also the descriptors: Dentistry, Operative MeSH
Oral Surgical Procedures MeSH
DeCS UI: 13896
Descriptor UI: D013515
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Surgery, Oral - Preferred
Concept UI M0020875
Scope note A dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries, and defects of the human oral and maxillofacial region.
Preferred term Surgery, Oral
Entry term(s) Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Surgery
Surgery, Maxillofacial
Exodontics - Narrower
Concept UI M0020876
Preferred term Exodontics



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