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Oral and maxillofacial surgery: the importance of undergraduate training for junior doctors in accident and emergency
  1. Benjamin Templer,
  2. Kavit Amin,
  3. Nabeela Ahmed,
  4. Kathleen Fan
  1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Benjamin Templer, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, King's College Hospital, London, UK; benjamin.templer{at}

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Although facial trauma is a common presentation at emergency departments,1 many aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) such as the diagnosis and management of facial fractures are absent from the undergraduate medical curriculum. The ability to manage maxillofacial trauma, life-threatening airway compromise and basic dental pathology would be useful for any junior …

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