The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers two Internships in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery annually. The Internship is a full-time, one-year program with stipend, and begins July 1st and ends June 30th. The Residency Program Director who oversees the internship program is  Dr. Likith V. Reddy.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program:

The one-year pre-residency program focuses on training new dental graduates in minor oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, preprosthetic surgery, dentoalveolar trauma, management of odontogenic infections, exposure to dental implants, and management of the medically compromised patient. In addition, the interns cover call with clinical responsibilities similar to the PGY-1 resident.

The objectives:

  • Increased working knowledge of advanced surgical techniques.
  • Enhanced working knowledge of and experience in managing surgical complications.
  • Develop a high level of surgical competence in managing compromised patients.
  • Increase in exposure to interdisciplinary treatment planning associated with dental implants.
  • Increased exposure to interdisciplinary treatment planning.

Application and Admissions Information

Eligibility is limited to candidates who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents, and who have earned a DDS or DMD degree from a U.S. Dental School accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

All applicants must be submit an application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service PASS. All items listed on the application checklist must be submitted. Only complete applications will be considered.

Selection Criteria

Admission to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program is competitive, with initial screening of candidates based upon previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, and professional experience. Interns will be chosen based upon the factors described above, and the results of a personal interview with the program director and program faculty.

Additional Information

Heather Zimmerman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program Coordinator
Phone: 214-828-8170