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A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences was started in the year 2002. Back then the department of Oral and Maxillo facial Surgery had 60 under graduate students. Post graduation course was initiated in the year 2008 with an intake of 2 students. The post graduate seat intake was increased to 6 in the year 2012. The department has been run efficiently by a dynamic, visionary Dr. Nandesh Shetty, who has been Head of the Department since the institutions birth.

As the name suggests, this specialty deals with Jaws, Mouth, Face, Teeth & its surrounding structures. The main spectrum of activities of the department is the management of facial injuries (Trauma, Self fall, Assault), head and neck cancers (Malignancy and Tumours), salivary gland diseases, facial diformitis (Orthognathic Surgery), facial pain and Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The Department provides care and support to people with birth deformities, trauma to the face and those suffering from head and neck cancer. When the face is affected, a person’s image is also affected. Therefore we bring relief to patients not only physically, but also repair their self confidence.

The Department of Oral and Maxillo facial Surgery has been associated with the prestigious Wenlock District Hospital since 2010. Since then the department has been operating around 200 major surgeries and around 1000 minor surgeries a year efficiently.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is associated with various deptarments of A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences and shares inpatient facilities and O.T AND ICU FACILITIES OF A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has 3 Professors, 3 Readers and 3 Assistant Professors and also have good Paramedical Staff back up. The department works round the clock as it is associated with casualty department of Medical College and District General Hospital.