Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Program Director: Constantinos Laskarides
The Advanced Education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a four year program and provides the resident with a broad academic background in biomedical sciences and surgical principles, in the diagnosis and management of medically compromised patients, and the fundamental knowledge, principles and surgical skills in the treatment of major and minor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery problems.
Program Director: David J. Chang
The predoctoral program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is offered throughout the four years of the D.M.D. 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.
Predoctoral Clinical Externship
The department also offers a 2 to 4-week pre-doctoral externship for dental students to gain in-depth experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery beyond the dental school curriculum.
Selection of applicants is based on merit (National Board Scores, OMFS course/clinic grade, previous OMFS externships, research, publications, presentations, etc).There are 2 positions for externs at any given time. More positions may be assigned during certain weeks, at the discretion of the course director.