Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and surgical specialists who treat all types of pathology, defects and injuries to the head, face, jaws and teeth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association who are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. This training focuses almost completely on the bone, skin and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have knowledge and expertise that uniquely qualifies them to diagnose and treat a number of functional and esthetic conditions in this anatomical area.
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Advanced Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery represents an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and patient care. The academic programs of the department integrate the diverse disciplines of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and radiology. Patient care includes emergency dental services, admissions, elective oral and maxillofacial surgery, and radiology. The mission of the department is to educate dental students and residents to be able to provide competent diagnostic, management, and therapeutic skills in the disciplines taught by the department. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) advanced residency program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSOD) is a six-year program, and is designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The successful graduates of this program, will receive a certification in OMS, an MD degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and complete the requirements for medical licensure. This program will provide the didactic and clinical experiences needed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.