max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial mak-ˌsi-(ˌ)lō-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio)
: of, relating to, or treating the maxilla and the face
maxillofacial surgeons

Examples of maxillofacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After 11 months of ineffective treatment, her maxillofacial surgeon decided to remove the prosthetic entirely. Cecilia.butini, Vox, 4 June 2024 The patient was then diagnosed as having a maxillofacial fracture and underwent surgery for open reduction and rigid fixation by plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Average oral and maxillofacial surgeon salary: $311,460 Average hourly oral and maxillofacial surgeon wage: $149.74 Total oral and maxillofacial surgeon employment: 5,330 4. Andrew Depietro, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 One such special person is his husband, Dewey Do, who is a maxillofacial surgeon. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 26 June 2023 The value of coronal incisions in maxillofacial surgery has been well documented. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2014 Looking at 2020 to 2021, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have experienced the largest year-over-year growth in pay, 32.5%, from $234,990 in May 2020 to $311,460 in May 2021. Andrew Depietro, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 Freedom Pointe will include 402 apartments and townhomes, affiliates in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a hotel, according to the township. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 20 July 2022 That’s because 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, 20 Oct. 2020

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Word History


maxilla + -o- + facial entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maxillofacial was circa 1923

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“Maxillofacial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial -ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio)
: of, relating to, treating, or affecting the maxilla and the face
maxillofacial surgery

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