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The Netherlands Report

Nature of OMFS (pick)
Dual degree OMFS (mandated for registration after 2000)
Timing of second degree (if any)
pre-specialty training
Length of specialty training
4 years. For head & neck cancer an additional 2 years required
Number of OMFS specialists
Number of OMFS trainees
Number of OMFS training rotations
8 in university hospitals and another 8 in non-university hospitals
Major (Hub) units
National Specialty Assoc.
Dutch Association for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Contact for specialty association
Medical Assoc (confirming status)
Dutch Association of Medical Specialists; Federatie Medisch Specialisten
Section representative
Professor dr. M.A.W. Merkx
Board representative
Professor dr. A.J.W.P. Rosenberg
Oral Surgery
is not a specialty in the Netherlands
Number of oral surgeons
In hospital practice
In office practice
Oral surgery training duration
No longer available

Update on national scene - Yes

Changes since last year
Increased specialists (see above). Oral Surgery training no longer available. From 2017 till 2020: Number of residency positions from 13 per year. In 2021 12 new positions. The average number of new positions is 13 per year and stable over time.
Due to changes in healthcare finance pressure to reallocate hospital based care (d-a surgery/implantology) to the dentists and dentist based office practices.
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