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If you are interest in support in the work of the OMFS Section, and you are from a nation with OMFS, speak to your local scientific society or contact your nation's delegate(s).

The OMFS surgery sections and boards are constituted under the Medical Regulations. As a result, only EU countries where the specialty is a medical specialty can be full members of the section. The exception to this is The Netherlands were OMFS is dual degree but held under the dental directives.

Countries where OMFS is under dental regulations can attend meetings as observers.

The OMFS Section of UEMS works with the OMFS Board to represent the specialty within UEMS and across Europe. Is aims to promote and support best practice in:

  • Surgical training including the Standard of the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST)
  • Continuing Medical Education in Surgery (Continuing Professional Development)
  • Promoting the specialty of OMFS in nations where the specialty does not yet exist

The OMFS Section of UEMS believes that the medical specialty of OMFS within Europe is stronger working together and collaborating for the benefit of our patients. Within Europe there are two types of OMFS – Dental-Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, where specialists are both doctors and dentists, and Maxillo-facial Surgery where the specialists are doctors with significant training in dental domains but a formal dental degree is not required (although many specialists have a dental qualification too).

President of Section
Patrick Magennis
Consultant OMFS Surgeon, Liverpool, UK

Secretary General of Section
Hans-Peter Ulrich
OMFS Specialist MKG - Chirurgie Lindenarcaden, Germany

Liaison Officer
Frank Hölzle
Professor, Department of OMFS, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany

Treasurer ad interim
Blaise Kovacs
Head of department, Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Belgium.

National delegates come from nations where the OMFS section of UEMS is a recognised medical specialty in Annex 5 of Directive 2005/65 – where specialties are defined within the European Economic Area (EEA). Although formally they are representatives of their National Medical Association (NMAs) most OMFS delegates are appointed by their national specialty/scientific associations.

List of Nations and Delegates

Austria
Austrian Society of Oral-Maxillofacial-Surgery
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie
www.oegmkg.at
Michael Öckher (Section & Board)
Gert Santler (Section & Board)

Belgium
Belgian Royal Society for Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
SRBSCMF – Societe Royale Belge de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale
KBVSMFH – Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Stomatologie en Maxillo-Faciale Heelkunde
www.omfs.be
Blaise Kovacs (Section & Board)
Joseph Schoenaers (Observer)
Christophe Spaas (Observer)
Jan Van de Perre (Section)
Herman Vercruysse (Board)
Robin Willaert (Observer)

Croatia
Croatian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive  Head and Neck Surgery
mfkdrustvo.kbd.hr
Lukšić Ivica (Section & Board)

Cyprus
Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Στοματικη Και Γναθοπροσωπικη Χειρουργικη Εταιρεια Κυπρου
cyaoms.com/
Kostas Marinos (Section & Board)

Czech Republic
Czech Association for Maxillofacial Surgery (Ceska Společnost Maxilofacialni Chirurgie)
www.mfch.cz
René Foltan  (Section & Board)
Karel Klima (Section & Board)

Denmark
Danish Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Foreningen af Specialtandlaeger i Tand-, Mund-og Kaebekirurgi
dsomk.dk/english/
Troels Bundgaard (Observer)
Thomas Steengaard (Observer)

Estonia
Estonian Association for Maxillofacial Surgery
Eesti Näo-lõualuukirurgia Selts
www.enks.ee/
Tauri Narits (Section & Board)
Tiia Tamme (Section & Board)

Finland
Finnish Association for Maxillofacial Surgery,
Suomen Leuka- Ja Kasvokirurgian Yhdistys R.Y.
www.leukajakasvokirurgia.fi
Risto Kontio (Section & Board)
Patricia Stoor (Section & Board)

France
French Society of Stomatology Maxillo Facial Surgery and Oral Surgery/ Association of Facial Surgeons: SFSCMFCO
www.sfscmfco.fr
Joël Ferri (Section & Board)
Olivier Trost (Section & Board)

Georgia
Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ga-oms.org/
Zurab Chichua (Observer)
Ketevan Gogilashvili (Observer)
Giorgi Menabde (Observer)

Germany
German Society of Oral- and Maxillofacial-Surgery
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie (DGMKG)
www.dgmkg.de
Hans-Peter Ulrich (Section & Board – Head of Delegation)
Frank Hölzle (Board)
Martin Keweloh (Section)

Greece
Hellenic Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (HAOMS)
www.haoms.org
Lampros Goutzanis (Section & Board)
Constantinos Mourouzis (Section & Board)

Hungary
Hungarian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Magyar Arc-, Állcsont- és Szájsebészeti Társaság (MAÁSZT)
www.maaszt.hu
Zsolt Nemeth (Section & Board)

Ireland
Tom Barry (Section & Board)

Italy
Italian Society of Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Società Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale SICMF
www.sicmf.org
Silvestre Galioto (Board)
Giorgio Iannetti (Section)

Latvia
Latvian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
www.mszka.lv
Kaspars Stamers (Section & Board)

Lithuania
Linas Zaleckas (Section & Board)

Luxemburg
Paule Doyen (Section & Board)
Jean-Marie Harkemanne (Section & Board)

Malta
Clarence Pace (Observer)

Netherlands
Dutch Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Mondziekten, Kaak- en Aangezichtschirurgie
www.nvmka.nl
Thijs Merkx (Section & Board)
Toine Rosenberg (Section & Board)

Norway
Norwegian Society  for Maxillofacial Surgery
Norsk Forening For Maxillofacial Kirurgi
www.legeforeningen.no
Jan Mangersnes (Section & Board)

Poland
Polish Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Polskie Towarzystwo Chirurgii Czaszkowo-Szczekowo-Twarzowej
www.polfaces.com
Grażyna Wyszyńska (Section & Board)

Portugal
Association of Portugese Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
Associacao Portuguesa De Cirurgia Craniomaxilofacial
Paulo Valejo Coelho (Section & Board)

Romania
Romanian Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Societatea Romana de Chirurgie Oro-Maxilofaciala – SRCOMF
https://www.asociatiaomf.ro/
Alexandru Bucur (Section & Board)

Slovenia
Slovenian Association for Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Združenje za maksilofacialno in oralno kirurgijo Slovenije – ZMOKS
www.zmok.si
Nataša Ihan Hren (Section & Board)

Spain
Spanish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sociedad Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial y De Cabeza y Cuello (SECOM).
www.secom.org
Fernando Garcia Marin (Section)
Carlos Navarro Vila (Board)

Sweden
Swedish Society for Maxillofacial Surgery
Svenska Sällskapet för Maxillofacialkirurgi
www.maxillofacialkirurgi.se
Lars Rasmusson (Section & Board)

Switzerland
Swiss Society of Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery – SSOMFS                                         
http://www.sgmkg.ch/
Henri Thuau (Section & Board)

UK
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
www.baoms.org.uk
Iain Hutchison (Section & Board)
Patrick Magennis (Section & Board)

List of Delegates

Each March the OMFS Section of UEMS and Board meeting. Usually there is a social meal the evening before and the formal meeting takes place on the Saturday. The Board meets first in the morning, and in the afternoon the decisions of the Board are ratified by the Section and matters specific to the Section are discussed. The Executive meets 4 times between the annual meeting of all delegates.

The European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery exists to enhance, through various means, OMFS standards of training and practice. It has its own website at http://www.ebomfs.eu/

It sets out training standards and guidelines for Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (also named Maxillo-Facial Surgery / Cranio-Maxillo-Facial surgery) In order to achieve this goal, the European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery is composed of national delegates who represent academic and non-academic professional educational bodies. In this respect, these delegates are nominated by national professional and Scientific Oro-Maxillo-Facial Associations.

One of the means to this end is the EBOMFS Assessment, which confers the title of “Fellow of the EBOMFS, head and neck surgery”. The EBOMFS RQ (Recognition of Qualification) Assessment is organized biannually since 1996. It is conducted simultaneously with the Congress of the EACMFS (European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery). Over 500 candidates from European countries have taken part.

 

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