Today, French CMFs are the result of a long training:
Practitioners who have been admitted to the surgical specialties internship. They then received 2 years of training in General Surgery, then 4 years in Maxillofacial Surgery and stomatology.
Holder of a DESC, Diploma of Specialized Complementary Studies, Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology, they harmonize bone surgery and plastic and aesthetic surgery of the face, in order to take charge of the various pathologies of the face as a whole;

  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Skin tumors of the face
  • Trauma to the face (domestic accident, public road accident, defenestration, ballistic trauma, etc.)
  • Pathologies of the salivary glands
  • Facial malformations
  • Balancing the masticatory function (chewing, swallowing, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation of the oral cavity (eradication of infectious foci, removal of tumors, etc.)
  • Stomatology (cyst, dds, implant and pre-implant surgery, etc.)

The entire medical and surgical training course is a total of 13 years.
The CMF is above all a specialist in the face of the skin to the bone.
His more extensive surgical training acquired through his general surgical training allows him to be qualified for surgeries requiring intervention on the limbs and abdomen.
With the exception of the eyeball (ophthalmologist), and dentistry, any pathology requiring surgery and medicine involving the face and the oral cavity is therefore the responsibility of the MF surgeon.
In order to guide you in the wide range of its qualifications, here is a summary of the CMF's fields of activity as defined by the OFFICIAL Journal n ° 9 of March 2000:

  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Face
  • Surgery of Craniofacial Malfomations
  • Benign and malignant tumor surgery
  • Implant and pre-implant surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Maxillofacial and stomatological medical pathologies
  • Medical and surgical pathologies of the salivary glands
  • Surgical stomatology
  • Maxillofacial stomatological medical pathologies
  • Temporo man joint pathologies