I was graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008 and worked for a year as a dentist at a private clinic. I was accepted to the doctoral program at Erciyes University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in 2010, and I graduated in 2016. I worked as a specialist dentist at Kayseri Oral and Dental Health Hospital between 2016 and 2018. I have worked as an academic staff member at the Erciyes University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, since 2019.
The importance of preoperative patient education has long been recognized and is now considered an essential component of patient preparation for surgery. The purpose of this education is to provide the patient with the knowledge and skills that they will need for the surgery. The healthcare team should have up-to-date information and conduct a planned study on this issue during pre-operative patient education. Orthognathic surgery is an elective operation, and the patient must receive precise and comprehensive information concerning surgical complications and outcomes. The importance of patient education in orthognathic surgery, as well as brief literature information about the contents of this education, will be emphasized in this presentation.