Principal FDC- Mes            

  1. Name of the HOD: Prof Dr. Ashfaq ur Rahim

To provide quality education and to improve health by innovation in oral and craniofacial patient care through learning, discovery, and service


The department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is dedicated to addressing the evolving health care needs of communities by:

  • Providing comprehensive oral and craniofacial health care in an inter-professional health science community
  • Educating health care professionals and scientists in a collaborative and diverse academic environment
  • Creating, discovering, and sharing knowledge
  • Preparing socially responsible and engaged citizens
  • Promoting a culture of excellence, respect, and inclusiveness

Shared values are the commitments made by our college community in how we conduct our work. At the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we value:

  • Excellence
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Inclusion
  • Trust

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is the specialty of Dentistry that encompasses the art and science of the diagnosis and surgical management of diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) undergraduate OMFS curriculum is designed to train the students to provide minor oral surgery services in the practice of general dentistry. This mainly involves safe extraction of teeth (exodontia), management of minor soft and hard tissue injuries, defects and pathologies of the oral cavity, and the diagnosis and referral of major problems.

Training in OMFS starts in 3rd year BDS training. At the beginning of the academic year, students are introduced to the principles of oral surgery, exodontia, management of medical emergencies, and cross infection control. This is followed by a qualifying test, passing which is a prerequisite to clinical work. During their eight-week clinical rotation in 3rd year, students learn local anesthesia and tooth extraction techniques. The techniques are initially demonstrated, practiced on models, and then performed on patients under supervision. As oral surgery is not an examinable subject in 3rd year BDS, theory teaching of oral surgery is discontinued after the first two months.

The theory and clinical learning continues in final year BDS. Students have a ten-week clinical rotation during which they continue to perform tooth extractions and complete other clinical requirements. Clinical Tests are held in the middle and at the end of the clinical rotations.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is recognized for post graduate training under the auspices of College of Physicians and Surgeons for FCPS in the subject of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Presently four postgraduate trainees of FCPS are doing their residency in this department.

The department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery caters the following variety of patients:

  • Surgical and non-surgical Exodontia
  • Dentoalveolar and Endodontic surgeries
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Trauma and Injuries I.e. Road traffic Accidents, Fire arm injuries, Blast injuries, Assault, Falls etc.
  • Management of maxillofacial emergencies
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Cancer surgeries
  • Benign & Malignant tumors management
  • Reconstruction of Oro-facial defects
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery and diseases
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Salivary glands tumors and diseases
  • Management of Oro-facial pain
  • Management of Oro-facial and Mucosal Diseases
  1. Research Areas/ Interests
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Orofacial pain
  • Cystic lesions of the jaws
  • Benign and tumors of the jaw
  • Salivary gland diseases and tumors
  • Orofacial reconstruction
  • Facial clefts and deformities
  • Orthognathic surgery
  1. Mode of transmission/ Conduct:
  • Case presentation
  • Problem base learning
  • Poster presentation
  • Multimedia presentation
  • Small group discussions
  1. Faculty of the Department:
Sl. No.  Name Designation Qualifications
1 Prof Dr Ashfaq ur Rahim Professor BDS, FCPS, FPAOMS, CAOCMF,


2 Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Associate Professor BDS,MCPS,FICD
3 Dr Sadiq Ali Assistant Professor BDS,MDS
4 Dr Muhammad Nauman Demonstrator BDS,MDS
5 Dr Tannaza Qayyum Demonstrator BDS
6 Dr Syeda Fatima Asif Demonstrator BDS
7 Dr Sarah Nasir Demonstrator BDS

7: Achievements of Individual Faculty Members.




(Prof Ashfaq ur Rahim)

  1. Correction of hypoplastic mandible in non-syndromic temporomandibular joint ankylosis patients with distraction osteogenesis in Mayo hospital Lahore: a descriptive study.

                             (J Pak Med Assoc. Jan.2020;70(1): 24-28).

  1. Outcome of treatment of Zygomatic bone fracture by two-point fixation versus three-point fixation in Mayo Hospital Lahore

                                                 (J Pak Med Assoc. Nov.2019;69(11): 1623-27).

  1. Level II-b neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma patients presented to Mayo hospital Lahore.                                (Pak J Oral and Maxillofac Surg; Jun 2019 2(1)
  2. Comparison of mean decrease in mouth opening by autologous blood injection in superior joint space with and without pericapsular tissue in treatment of chronic recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation in Mayo hospital Lahore.

                 (J Pak Med Assoc. Nov.2020;70(11): 1878-82). DOI:

  1. Comparison of outcomes of extra oral versus intraoral approach for Mandibular angle fracture reduction in patients presented to Mayo Hospital Lahore.

  (J Pak Med Assoc. Nov.2020;70(12-A): 2088-91)DOI:

  1. Histopathology as a gold standard; Diagnostic accuracy of frozen section in detection of tumor margins. (Accepted for publication in Journal of Critical reviews- No: JCR-2020-07-2472)
  2. Ocular injuries associated with Zygomatic complex (ZMC) Fracture in Mayo Hospital Lahore. (Accepted for publication in Annals of King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  3. Mandibular Fracture Osteosynthesis: A comparison of three techniques. (Pakistan Oral & Dent. Jr. 29(2) Dec. 2009
  1. Infection control in dentistry- Knowledge of Barrier techniques & post exposure management & prophylaxis.  (Pakistan Oral & Dent. Jr. 29(2) Dec. 2009)
  2. Odontogenic infections related to impacted Lower last molars.  (JPDA Vol. 16 No.2 Apr-Jun 2007)
  1. An introduction to Trigeminal Neuralgia: Pathophysiology & Treatment.

(Journal of Medical sciences July 2007, Vol.15, No.2)

  1. Sensory impairment following surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molar                                                                                     

                                                                                                    (JPDA Vol. 16 No.1 Jan-Mar 2007)

  1. A study of different predisposing factors on Lingual nerve damage during Third molar surgery.                                                                     (Pakistan Oral & Dent. Jr. 26(2) Dec. 2006)
  1. Pattern of Mandibular Fractures at Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

                                                                                                   (Pakistan Oral & Dent. Jr. 26(2) Dec. 2006)

  1. Patterns and presentations of impacted mandibular third molars subjected to removal at Khyber college of dentistry Peshawar.

                                                                                                    (Pakistan Oral & Dent. Jr. 26(2) Dec. 2006)

  1. Comparison of functional outcomes of pedicled Pectoralis major flap versus Radial forearm free flap for intraoral reconstruction in Mayo hospital Lahore (Queued in JPMA)
  2. Diagnostic accuracy of MRI for detection of metastatic cervical nodes at level I & II in patients with Oral Carcinoma taking postoperative histopathology as gold standard. (Queued in JPMA)
  3. Occult cervical metastasis in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma patients at Mayo Hospital Lahore. (Queued in JPMA)

DR MUHAMMAD ASHFAQ (Associate Professor)

  • Dissertation on Comparison of lingual nerve injury during surgical extraction of  impacted  mandibular third molar with and without lingual flap retraction
  • Awareness Of Needle stick Injuries Among Dental Health Professionals At Lahore Medical & Dental College (Pakistan Oral &Dental Journal vol 31,No 2(December2011)
  • Comparison of lingual nerve injury during surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molar with and without lingual flap retraction
  • Evaluation Of Maxillary Central Incisor Width By Regression Analysis In Different Face Forms
  1. SADIQ ALI (Assistant Professor)
  • Research thesis on “Comparison of two surgical procedures in management of mandibular angle fractures” approved by King Edward Medical University.
  • The versatility of Temporalis muscle flap in reconstruction of maxillofacial region defects; Annals of KEMU: Vol 15.No. 1 Jan-Mar. 2009 27
  • Extra Oral verses Intra Oral approach for reduction Mandibular angle fractures. Pakistan Oral and Dental Journal (POJD). Issue 2 vol 30 Dec 2010.
  • Comparative study of evaluation of results of orbital floor reconstruction with calvarial bone graft verses sialastic implant. Annals of KEMU:Vol 16.No.4 Oct-Dec.2010
  • Maxillary obturator prosthesis: Support and retention case series(Case Series PJMHS Vol.5 No.2 Apr-Jun2011)
  • Disinfection of dental gypsum model with 0.5% sodium hypochlorite: Effect on dimensional stability(Original Article PJMHS Vol.5 No.2 Apr-Jun 2011)
  • Gagging and its management in prosthodontics patients – A review of literature.Biomedica Vol.34,issue 3,Jul – Sep.,2018
  • Consistency measurements of three commercial and five novel experimental vinyl polysiloxane(VPS) impression materials.Pakistan Oral and Dental Journal Vol 38,No.3,Jul – Sept. 2018
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