• The advantages of using an MFO specialist
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Using an MFO specialist ensures patients are treated with the best possible care and that procedures are of the highest standard.
List of procedures that will save time, money and is safer to do with a specialist:
- Wisdom teeth
- Dental implants
- Site preparation for implant placement (Bone grafting and sinus augmentation)
- Exposure of impacted teeth for orthodontic treatment
- Soft tissue biopsies
- Extraction of teeth and root remnants
- Release of active frenums (Labial and lingual)
MFO specialists offer various procedures which will save time, provide value and are safer to do with a qualified and accredited specialist.
• Value-add positioning statement
SASMFOS represents a diverse and high-calibre membership, representing most MFO professionals in South Africa.
• Codes and cost savings
MFO surgeons offer multiple cost-saving procedures. These can also save on treatment and recovery time.
• Patient benefits of using an MFO specialist surgeon
Patients benefit greatly from using MFO specialists to diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This can save time, money and provide reassurance that procedures are done by specialists in their field. Patients are ensured of the best possible care with procedures of the highest standard.
• Patient-centric service
Our patients are important to us. Our treatments and procedures are created with this as a top priority. We also ensure that we remain current with the latest innovations and trends to ensure the best access to quality care to our patients, both in terms of recovery time and financial savings.
• Access to world-class specialists
SASMFOS represents MFO specialists across South Africa and is also linked to various international bodies and associations. This ensures that our members remain up to date with current trends in the industry and also remain at the cutting edge of innovation.
• Medical cover for MFO procedures
SASMFOS negotiates with medical funders on behalf of our members. For more information on how to ensure that your MFO procedure is covered by your medical funder, please contact us.
• Why refer to an MFO specialist surgeon
MFO specialists diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. With an MFO specialist on hand, healthcare professionals can save crucial time and money. This enhances patient satisfaction and procedures are done by specialists with the best possible care.
• Referrals process to MFO specialists
SASMFOS assists patients and their doctors to find MFO specialists in their areas and also assists with the referral process. For more information, please contact us.
• Value of an MFO specialist
MFO specialists save crucial time and money in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Our support structure for furthering education and best practice in the industry, together with local and international networking opportunities, ensure that our members remain current in our service offerings.
• Your patient at the centre
MFO specialists provide skilled care for patients. We ensure that our members are equipped with knowledge of the latest trends and advancements in treatments and procedures to help patients get the best recovery possible. We also provide cost-effective procedures and time-saving methods to benefit your patient.
• Codes and cost savings
MFO surgeons offer multiple cost-saving procedures. These can also save on treatment and recovery time for patients. For a full list of procedural codes and a confidential discussion, please contact us.
Key Views and Issues
MFO surgeons are skilled in providing a variety of cutting-edge procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Our specialists benefit from local and international knowledge-sharing and best practice management to ensure that our patients get the best support possible.
• Changes in legislation
Our advisory services include negotiations on applicable tariffs and fees, and we provide guidance on regulatory and legislative developments which may impact on the public and the healthcare profession at large. These include engagement on public health topics such as the NHI, funder regulations and demand for healthcare services.
• Healthcare advancement
We represent MFO surgeons and engage, on their behalf, with medical aid funds to facilitate coverage of medical procedures, hospitals, healthcare providers, patients and regulatory authorities. We provide support on best practice management, as well as further education, research, professional development and insight into innovation trends in the industry.