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

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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 The groom’s father is an assistant clinical professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington. New York Times, "Katherine Koh, Zirui Song," 9 July 2017 Donna and her family are raising money for intensive care beds and towards research for the maxillofacial team at the Leeds General Infirmary. Hayley Richardson And Claire Dunwell, Fox News, "Mom contracts flesh-eating bacteria infection on face after cutting eyebrow," 12 May 2017 In fact, only eight jobs appear on the list: orthodontist, pediatrician, surgeon, internist, anesthesiologist, physician, maxillofacial surgeon, and gynecologist. Fortune, "What is the Highest Paying Job in Your State?," 28 June 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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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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