Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The predoctoral program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is offered throughout the four years of the dental degree program. It includes both didactic and clinical training. The didactic course is offered during the second year and clinical rotations are offered during the third and fourth years. Other lectures and seminars are given in other courses and during the clinical rotations to complement the didactic training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The goal of the predoctoral program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is to develop within the students a foundation of professional knowledge coupled with the surgical skills to treat those cases for operation which lie within the range of their ability and to enable them to recognize and select for referral other surgical problems appropriately. The clinical and didactic curriculum will enable the student to develop a sense of confidence in their surgical skills and clinical judgment, and encourage a desire for continued professional development and self-improvement through continuing education courses, postgraduate courses, or graduate training.

The predoctoral program will teach the student a standard pattern of intelligent history taking, examination, critical analysis of case findings, and full utilization of appropriate diagnostic aids all directed toward a sound diagnosis for an oral surgical problem. It will develop within the student a foundation of professional knowledge coupled with minimum surgical skills to enable him/her to competently diagnose and treat oral surgery problems related to the practice of general dentistry.

The program will help the student develop a sense of confidence in their surgical skills and clinical judgment, and encourage a desire for continuation of professional study and self-improvement through continuing education courses, post-graduate courses, or graduate training for a teaching career or specialty practice.

For patient services please call 617-636-6516 or visit the Patient Care website.

For academic services please contact Marilyn Peterson, Department Manager.
Phone: 617-636-0843
E-mail: marilyn.peterson@tufts.edu