We hope you didn’t find the video too graphic but the message is important. Oral and maxillofacial surgery transforms lives, across the globe.
International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Day happens each February and helps to promote forward looking skills.
Awareness of the possibilities OMS offers is heightened, for medical staff and patients. Congenital issues and facial, or oral damage from trauma, or disease cease to be permanent barriers.
A Specialty Of Opportunity
We like the way maxillofacial surgeons in India celebrated International OMS Day, by planting saplings with their lifetime ahead.
Alongside environmental benefits, these tiny trees signify potential and remind us that if we persevere, we can achieve. Developments in medicine often begin small, then spread their cover in amazing ways.
Neither are all our field’s efforts curative, as vital as this is. First hand experience of facial trauma can lead to starting preventative initiatives.
Reducing Unwanted Causes
Education is part of maxillofacial care in many senses, although a number of our colleagues took a particular focus. Glasgow University’s department of oral and maxillofacial surgery were the founders of Medics Against Violence.
OMS specialists at Cardiff University follow a similar line and as part of the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance, assist with valuable research into prevention.
From popular videos, to car stickers, OMS staff have been responsible in various countries for road safety campaigns. Traffic accidents may not be deliberate but cause as many issues as acts that are intentional.
Our niche field has also helped to spread useful messages throughout the medical profession. Taking an active role in creating the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and the Safe Surgery Initiative.
At A Personal Level
Maxillofacial surgeons are by nature healers and know the importance of patients taking part in this. Whether consulting with individual patients, or talking to a group within their community.
Communicating with colleagues and sharing maxillofacial skills is vital but so is spreading the word where this assists people directly.
Promoting safety in life and good personal care help to reduce treatment, or make this more successful. Spending time talking to people is not politeness, or window dressing but a vital part of supporting good health.
An ethos you will find at our clinic, where you might attend for facial surgery, or a number of conditions. We are part of the global maxillofacial community, which thrives because we listen to each person.