Which is correct: OMS or OMFS?

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by unlvdmd, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. unlvdmd

    unlvdmd Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    This may be getting too technical, but isn't the correct abbreviation OMS since maxillofacial is one word? Do current residents think people that use OMFS are idiots? Or are both used equally in your field? Just wondering for future refrence...
     
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  3. toofache32

    toofache32 10+ Year Member

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    It's the same thing. I learned OMS at the program affiliated with my dental school, but the ER and other departments call us OMFS where I am doing my residency for some reason.
     
  4. Jawfixer

    Jawfixer Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    ED calls us OMFS, Omax, or MaxSurg....OMS is ok as well. I usually say this is doctor so and so from Oral surg or Maxillofacial surg when calling someone or returning a page; it depends on how tired I am.
     
  5. tx oms

    tx oms Welcome to Thunderdome 5+ Year Member

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    It's ER, not ED
     
  6. OMFSCardsFan

    OMFSCardsFan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yea! I am dumb! Yea!
     
  7. omfresident

    omfresident Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    where I'm at, its a whole department and they have more than one room.
     
  8. north2southOMFS

    north2southOMFS Yummy. 5+ Year Member


    Me too.
     
  9. Jawfixer

    Jawfixer Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    TxOMS,

    Depends on where you are at, ED or ER. Try not to be so petty.
     
  10. toofache32

    toofache32 10+ Year Member

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    Who is this "Ed" guy you keep talking about?
     
  11. dentwannabe

    dentwannabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    his boyfriend.
     
  12. Doggie

    Doggie Professional Jackass 10+ Year Member

    "Er".......I dont know.

    At the hospital where I am rotating, we call ourselves Facial Oral Surgery........kinda queer, imho.
     
  13. tx oms

    tx oms Welcome to Thunderdome 5+ Year Member

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    Try finding a sense of humor. I don't care what you call it, I was making a joke.
     

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