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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Basic Function

Basic function involves all aspects of inpatient and outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery, including infection control, pathology review and diagnosis, pain and anxiety control, hospital dentistry, emergency care and readiness and quality assurance. As an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, the incumbent serves as liaison and consultant to the Medical Services Organization and as the final authority within the Dental Division.


Is directly involved in the oral and maxillofacial surgery provided to eligible employees, dependents and any other patients eligible for health care within the Johns Hopkins Healthcare (JHAH) system.  The physical delivery system presently includes, but is not limited to, five different dental facilities; Dhahran, Al Hasa, Udhailiyah, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and any other future locations. The incumbent receives supervision from the Unit Head, Specialty Dental Services Unit 2 on critical administrative matters, functional problems and forecasting of future requirements and service.


Principal Contacts

Daily patient, dentist, physician, health care personnel, medical and dental administrative staff contacts are required to deliver quality health care in an ethical and cost effective fashion. Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons will represent the Dental Division’s interests while serving on the Emergency, Credentials, Executive Medical, CPR and By-law Committees within the Hospital. He/she will serve on the Emergency, Craniofacial, Malformation and Facial Pain Dental Committees and will serve on the Quality Assurance, Curriculum and other dental and medical committees as requested by the Dental Division. They will meet with the Unit Head Specialty Services Unit 2 monthly to review activities, areas of concern, goals, future plans and staffing needs.


Principal Duties


A. Assure quality, ethical and cost effective delivery of oral maxillofacial surgery within the JHAH Organization, including but not limited to Dhahran, District Clinics, and Hospitals.

B. Assure adequacy of equipment and sterilization for the delivery of related health services in the above facilities.

C. Committee membership representing the interests of dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery on the hospital and dental committees previously mentioned.

D. Policies, treatment guidelines, and technical guidance on all subjects relating to oral maxillofacial surgery as it has been defined under "2 - Scope".

E. Quality assurance within oral maxillofacial surgery and dentistry through continuing education, department and unit meetings and record and case review.

F. Assure continuous, 24 hour coverage for emergency treatment.

G. Oversee and liaison on medical problems of dental patients.

H. Screen and recommend candidates for oral maxillofacial surgery, locums and ancillary staff.

I. The continuing education of dental and medical staff.



Practices oral maxillofacial surgery by the sum total of diagnostic, remedial and restorative services rendered to patients. Typical duties and responsibilities are:


A. Diagnostic: of conditions of the hard and soft tissues of the teeth, jaws, supporting structures.

a) Radiographic, laboratory, clinical evaluation.

b) Relationship, if any, to systemic conditions.

c) Treatment planning.

B. Surgical Treatment: on conditions of the hard and soft tissues of the teeth, jaws and supporting structures. Non-surgical management of other oral, para-oral lesions, e.g. erythema, multiforms, allergies etc.

a) Minor oral surgery - removal of erupted teeth, removal of impacted teeth. Pre-prosthetic surgery (alveoplasty, ridge extension), bone grafting and dental implants. Outpatient and Inpatient: Excision odontogenic cysts, tumors of this area, apicoectomy, root retrieval, biopsy, cytology, I & D of abscesses and supportive therapy.

b) Use of sedation in dental out-patient services.

c) Major Oral Surgery: Congenital defects: cleft lip, palate as according to training, brachial cleft cyst, thryroglossal cysts, if trained, jaw relationships, correctable surgically when orthodontics not feasible ("orthodontic surgery"), TMJ disorders, Neoplasms of size, benign, malignant, according to training. Infectious - I & D large dental space abscesses, Rx and treatment actinomycosis etc of jaws, Caldwell Luc Sinus Procedure if dental etiology, Rx and management of oral infections such as TB, syphilis. Trauma - treatment, surgical and non-surgical of open and closed reduction fractures of facial bones.

C. Consultative: To other dentists, medical doctors (conditions of teeth and jaws), hygienists, to outside (non-JHAH) cases if requested.

D. Educational:

a) As part of in-house educational program (scientific meetings) for local JHAH dentists, physicians.

b) CA screening programs locally and/or JHAH.

c) For RN's and Aides in oral cases.

d) Meetings - presentations of material locally, Middle East and internationally.

e) Writing case reports, additions to literature.

E. ERR Call: Oral/facial trauma, according to training, may also be part of Disaster Team plans (e.g. anesthesia, triage).

F. Disaster Team: As above, also to respond to emergencies of cardiac arrest if trained and qualified.


  • A minimum of 5 years of practice solely devoted to oral/maxillofacial surgery. 
  • Previous administrative experience of formal teaching experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Other requirements as applicable

  • An excellent command of written and oral English.
  • Must be able to adjust to a group practice and provide staff guidance in an industrial setting which will include an understanding of corporate organization, personnel policies, procedures and administration.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to deal with a multi-national patient population of all ages.  Subscribes to, and never in violation of, the standards of professional and company ethics.