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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Programs


The section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan offers a six-year integrated OMFS certificate and Medical Degree fulfilling the requirements for board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a Medical License. The program offers training in the the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and experiences in teaching and research.

Five full time faculty provide a wide diversity of clinical experience including trauma, temporal mandibular joint disorders, cleft and craniofacial surgery, head and neck oncology, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, reconstructive surgery, dentoalveolar, preprosthetic and implant surgery. Residents rotate at the University of Michigan hospital and dental school as well as the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital.

The section is actively involved in clinical and basic science research with labs dedicated to microsurgery, head and neck cancer therapies, and tissue engineering. Residents are encouraged to participate in these and other clinical research projects.

Candidates for the six-year program are matched through the postdoctoral dental matching program and are accepted to the OMFS program and the University of Michigan Medical School in the same application process.


The section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery also offers a recognized one to two year fellowship in Oral Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Oncology. The goal of the fellowship is to train Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons to practice with expertise in the area of Head and Neck Oncology including ablative and reconstructive surgery with local and regional flaps as well as free tissue transfer.

The fellowship is made up of faculty from the section of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and the departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Prostodontics. Basic science research in head and neck cancer therapies and tissue engineered reconstruction is encouraged in association with ongoing projects within the section. Fellows are encouraged to pursue academic teaching and research positions after completion of the program. Candidates for the fellowship are selected through a formalized application process and should contact the section for further information.

For detailed program information please go to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery website.