max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial | \ mak-ˌsi-(ˌ)lō-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio) , ˌmak-sə-(ˌ)lō- \

Definition of maxillofacial

: of, relating to, or treating the maxilla and the face maxillofacial surgeons

Examples of maxillofacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firlit was a senior resident in the oral maxillofacial surgery program at Ascension Macomb Hospital. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, "Coronavirus blamed in death of 37-year-old doctor, father of three," 10 Apr. 2020 And as jaw-dropping as the body control is, there's a less desirable maxillofacial sensation over rough pavement, which will set your teeth chattering. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "2020 Toyota Camry TRD: Family Car or Track Star?," 14 Feb. 2020 Researchers recruited 10 maxillofacial surgeons to diagnose facial deformity in 66 portraits of 15 members of the Habsburg dynasty. Fox News, "Royal dynasty facial deformity known as 'Habsburg jaw' was caused by inbreeding, scientists say," 4 Dec. 2019 In private practice for the last nine years with offices near Midway Airport and in south suburban Homewood, Alexander Katsnelson said the Lincolnshire facility will be the main office for his practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Steve Sadin,, "Husband-wife team of doctors looking to open practices in Lincolnshire, seeking village approval to construct office building," 4 Oct. 2019 My wife, Annette, and I — a radiologist and an oral/maxillofacial surgeon — blended with nurse anesthetists; plastic and general surgeons; and OB/GYN, ER, and family physicians, several with family members but all united in a common cause. Robert Griffith, Dds,, "Personal Journey: Receiving humbling gratitude from those in need," 2 Mar. 2018 People who are under stress or have anxiety can develop parafunctional habits, Robert S. Glickman, D.M.D., chair and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Causes of Jaw Pain That You Need to Know," 13 Jan. 2018 Hope came in the form of an American missionary who had met the boy in Cuba and sought to connect him with Dr. Robert Marx, chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the University of Miami Health System, according to the Herald. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "A boy’s basketball-size tumor is slowly suffocating him. Doctors will attempt a risky removal.," 23 Dec. 2017 Eventually, Truman’s chairman of oral maxillofacial surgery took a look at the information and gave Wilcoxen a short list of names. Ian Cummings And Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, "Boxes of Bones: Medical Examiner’s office trying to solve oldest, coldest cases," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of maxillofacial

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maxillofacial

maxilla + -o- + facial entry 1

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“Maxillofacial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial | \ -ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio) \

Medical Definition of maxillofacial

: of, relating to, treating, or affecting the maxilla and the face maxillofacial surgery

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