The Oregon Health & Science University offers a six-year program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery that leads to a certificate as well as a medical degree from OHSU School of Medicine. The goal of this program is to produce a well-rounded Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who will become an exceptional practitioner of his or her specialty within, both dentistry and medicine, a candidate for a competitive post-residency fellowship, or an outstanding academic.
Clinical and didactic education and training takes place at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, the Legacy Emanuel Hospital, and at other affiliated institutions. Both primary sites are Level 1 trauma centers for Portland, Oregon, a beautiful Northwest city with a metropolitan population of over one million people.
Residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery perform about 1,000 major hospital surgical procedures per year including 420 trauma, 80 temporomandibular joint, 100 reconstructive, 160 pathology, 60 craniofacial & clefts, 50 cosmetic and 75 orthognathic. There are over 6,000 outpatients visits per year. Oral and Maxillofacial residents gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial problems on both inpatients and outpatients including dental implants, orthognathic problems, oncology, temporomandibular joint, facial plastics, dentoalveolar, cosmetic, craniofacial, cleft lip, and palate repair and many other aspects of head and neck surgery.
The didactic curriculum in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery includes pain and anxiety control, dentoalveolar surgery, implants, orthognathic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, temporomandibular joint, pathology and practice management. The curriculum is designed to allow residents to assimilate basic facts and to apply them to their clinical practice through a process of deductive reasoning.The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA).