30| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S12, June 2012

Primary care minor oral surgery service: threat to our specialty or opportunity?

      Introduction: In January 2012, the local commissioners changed the way that dento-alveolar surgery in our area is provided, introducing the Minor Oral Surgery (MOS) Service Tier 2. Over the last 15 years there has been an inexorable, exponential rise in the number of such patients referred. We will outline the nature of the changes, the implications for our service, and by extrapolation the more wide-ranging consequences for service provision and training.
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