An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a regional specialist surgeon treating the entire craniomaxillofacial complex: anatomical area of the mouth, jaws, face, and skull, as well as associated structures.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is widely recognized as one of the specialties of dentistry. In many countries, however, maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty requiring both medical and dental degrees, culminating in an appropriate qualification (e.g. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS, in the UK). All oral and maxillofacial surgeons however must obtain a university degree in dentistry before beginning residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
In the United States oral and maxillofacial residency programs are either four or six years in duration. Programs that grant the MD degree are six years in duration.
Having this in mind, Dr. Reiche underwent a previous one-year fellowship training in Dental Implants and Maxillofacial Research at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, after that he did the full oral and maxillofacial surgery four-year residency program at the University of Texas / Health Science Center in Houston, TX and finalize his training with a one-year fellowship in orthognatics/TMJ/cosmetic surgery with Dr. Larry Wolford at the Baylor Medical Center (now Texas A & M Medical Center) in Dallas, TX.