Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) caters to saving lives, restoring smiles. OMFS was established as a 19 bedded Unit by the undersigned as its Head in April 2018 under the visionary leadership & support from Prof. Mohammad Saeed Qureshi, the Vice-Chancellor of DUHS. The designated, independent OMFS Operation Theatre (O.T.) was later provided to us in 2019-20 due to support from SMBBIT administrative leadership & OMFS has continued to offer 24/7 active emergency services from 2019 till date to address all OMFS Trauma cases.
In COVID-19 Pandemic, OMFS ward was & is still completely functional and routine facilities are provided to our entire specialty and patients are referred to us from entire Pakistan & respective provinces. Still, we see increased flow predominantly from Karachi city and Baluchistan, Southern Punjab, and other central districts of Pakistan.
OMFS aims to establish international ties and invite overseas O.M.F. Surgeons to conduct workshops/ Seminars as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic makes life return to a routine. Since 2018, we have admitted 2,090 patients via the Department of Emergency & SMBB's O.P.D., and around 690 cases were operated under general anesthesia. OMFS also managed numerous minor Oral Surgery cases under local anesthesia by our small dedicated team.
- OMFS started Journal Club (J.C.) in 2018, and this activity continued ortnightly from March 2021.
- In February 2019, a seminar & workshop was organized by the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Specialty on "Treatment of T.M.J. Arthropathies by Arthrocentesis" by Dr. Bert Winter Holler, an OMFS from the U.S.A., conducted this seminar and also performed live surgeries for this procedure.