Physicians at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic are dedicated to improving the oral, maxillofacial (lower face and jaws), and craniofacial (upper face and skull) health of our patients through service, education, and research. We provide the highest quality care using the safest, most effective treatments available in a setting where the patient is our most valuable asset.
Who We Are
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center began under the guidance of Robert V. Walker, M.D., in 1952. At that time, we were primarily involved with oral surgery, such as pulling teeth, treating lower jaw fractures, and draining infections.
Over the years, as patients’ needs and hopes increased, so did our scope of care.
We have widened the boundaries of OMS to include cosmetic facial surgery and craniofacial surgery, with more than $20 million donated. Surgeons from Asia, Europe, and South America have visited to observe and to copy achievements gained here. Today, our clinic proudly stands looking forward to the best tomorrow it can bring to our community and to the patients it serves.