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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Welcome to the University of Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Our Chairman is Brent B. Ward, DDS, MD, FACS and our Residency Program Director is Sean P. Edwards, DDS, MD, FRCD(C), FACS.

The training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is six-years in length. Approximately two years of this time is dedicated solely to medical school with the balance spent rotating on services within the Department of Surgery and a minimum of 30 months on oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program admits trainees from all over the country after completion of dental school. Most are at the top of their class or at least in the top 10% of graduates. The program is currently accredited by the American Dental Association and is in good standing without reporting requirements. Our next accreditation cycle will occur in the summer of 2017. The program admits 3 residents per year.

These three residents begin their training in the program each year at approximately the third week in June and continue for six-academic years. The integrated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / MD program has been developed to provide high quality education that will prepare the residents for a robust career as a surgeon.

This is a broad spectrum, integrated clinical and academic program designed to provide learning opportunities in both core and expanded scope of OMS, and to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The residency program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

Our scope of training include but not limited to:

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Orthognathic Surgery and Computer Aided Surgery
  • Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery and Congenital Anomalies
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Benign and malignant pathology
  • Free tissue transfer/ Microvascular reconstruction
  • Trauma of the Head and Neck
  • Outpatient and General Anesthesia in Adults and Pediatrics
  • Surgical Management of the Airway
  • Dental Implants and Maxillofacial Implants
  • Minimally invasive and open Temporomandibular Joint Disorder treatments

Following the successful completion of this residency program, the graduating resident will receive:

Research is encouraged but not required. Many of our residents are involved in clinical as well as basic science research with our faculties, and travel nationally and internationally to present their projects. Our Director of Research is Stephen E. Feinberg DDS, MS, PhD.


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