Patient Education

Patient education links for oral and maxillofacial surgery topics

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

More than 90% of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States belong to AAOMS. The organization's site includes a surgeon locator and detailed information on conditions, symptoms, treatment and procedures.

American Dental Association

Established in 1859, the ADA is the world's largest and oldest national dental association and is committed to both the public's oral health and the dental profession. The ADA website features interactive learning tools, tips for educators, video press releases, news alerts and an extensive topic index.

MEDLINEplus Dental Health

An extremely comprehensive repository of information on multiple aspects of oral health, from current news items to treatment, prevention/screening, nutrition, specific conditions and more.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

The mission of the NIDCR is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, the dissemination of health information, and by promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research to the public, health professionals, researchers and policy-makers. The organization's website includes information on conditions, treatment options and clinical trials.