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Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery Adds Two Programs

Oct. 7, 2019

The Oral and Maxillofacial Department within the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health has added two new programs.

A new six-year program awards a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), providing successful candidates the ability to expand their basic knowledge of complex medical conditions and integrate with our medical colleagues. This advanced training, open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduates of a CODA-accredited dental school, will further provide opportunities for candidates to pursue fellowship training in craniofacial, head and neck oncology, microvascular surgery and ultimately join academic departments.

The OMFS program at the University of Rochester is also offering an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) degree along with its certificate program. The EMBA degree, earned from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business in three years, will be offered to one resident enrolled in the four-year OMFS certificate program.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery postgraduate residency training program is located at the ambulatory center of Strong Memorial Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the University of Rochester. Strong Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the country to be affiliated with a medical school. Strong Memorial Hospital, the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Highland Hospital, and Rochester General Hospital are the training sites for the OMFS residents.jaw of a skeleton

Throughout its history, the OMFS program at URMC-EIOH has trained maxillofacial surgeons who practice the full scope of the specialty, serve their communities and have become leaders in the field. During their training, they become proficient in performing complex dentolaveolar surgery, implant and pre-prosthetic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, management of benign pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial skeleton and maxillofacial trauma. Through interdisciplinary collaborations with key surgical departments within URMC, the OMFS residents are educated in managing patients with craniofacial deformities as well as facial esthetic needs. Finally, with the expanded scope of practice of the department chair, the residents are involved in head and neck oncologic ablative and reconstructive procedures.

For more information, visit University of Rochester-EIOH’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s website.