In the last decade we did experience a tremendous evolution of techniques in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery first of all with respect to virtual surgical planning. This opens a new avenue for patient specific treatment using minimal invasive techniques. With this keynote first of all an overview is given, where OMFS historically comes from in Germany, how education, training and specialization is set up and which techniques nowadays are used for different indications （congenital & acquired deformities, craniofacial and orthognathic surgery, tumor and reconstructive surgery）. ■略歴 Prof. Hoffmann qualified as an OMFS surgeon in 1997 at the University Hospital Tübingen and finished his PhD-Thesis in 1999. Working as consultant since 2000 he became Vice Chairman of the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Tübingen （Germany） in 2003. Since 2010 Prof. Hoffmann is chairing the Dept. of OMFS at the University Hospital in Heidelberg, which is one of the major units in Germany, covering a broad scope of surgical techniques. Prof. Hoffmann is president of the German Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery （DGMKG）and member of the board of the German Association of Surgery （DGCH）. His main focus is in the field of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery. He has special interests in image data based planning, treatment of Vascular Anomalies, CLP and bone regeneration.