Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
World-Class Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Uniquely Qualified in a Wide Variety of Oral Surgical Procedures.
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is responsible for the didactic and clinical instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Local Anesthesia and Pain Control for the undergraduate dental students, and has a full- and expanded-scope postgraduate residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for both 48 months (OMFS Certificate only program) and 72 months (OMFS-MD-integrated program). There is ample exposure to Head and Neck Oncology as well as Facial Aesthetic Surgery.
The Department is fully committed to patient care, student and resident education, service to the University, the community, and the profession, continuing dental and medical education, and scientific research and publication.
Patient Care Services
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes inpatient and outpatient care, sedation and outpatient anesthesia, the management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting soft and hard tissues (dentoalveolar surgery), surgical reconstruction of inadequate bone structure of the jaws, evaluation and planning of treatment and placement of dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, treatment of head and neck traumatic injuries to the face, jaws, mouth and teeth, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment oral cancer and other diseases in the maxillofacial region, reconstructive and corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic and craniofacial surgery) to improve the function and appearance of patients with such conditions as cleft lip and palate and other congenital skeletal defects, diagnosis and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, microneurosurgical repair of facial and trigeminal nerve disorders, and facial aesthetic surgery procedures to enhance facial appearance and function.
Our patient care services include:
- Outpatient Anesthesia
- Dentoalveolar Surgery
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Surgical Correction of Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities
- Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
- Facial Trauma Surgery
- Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
- Cancer of the Head and Neck
- Pathologic Conditions of the Head and Neck
- Thyroid Surgery
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Microsurgical Reconstructive Surgery
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Facial Aesthetic Surgery
Training Programs Encompassing the Full Scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
We offer comprehensive oral surgery training certificate programs that encompass the full scope of oral surgery. Residents can choose from 4-year or 6-year combined OMFS Certificate programs offering either a Masters degree (M.S.) in Oral Sciences , or a Medical degree (M.D.) and a Certificate for an Internship in General Surgery. The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department also offers a range of internships, externships, and continuing education.
More about the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program
Patient Story: Not letting oral surgery slow her down
Current Management of the Alveolar Cleft Defect with Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
Dr. Miloro and the OMFS residents perform an alveolar cleft reconstruction using bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), avoiding the donor site morbidity of autogenous bone graft harvesting.
State-of-the-Art Expertise in Microvascular and Microneurosurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
Dr. Michael Miloro, Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, presents a patient with a jaw tumor that underwent resection and reconstruction with bone and simultaneous nerve graft to reconstruct the inferior alveolar nerve using a nerve allograft, avoiding the donor site deficit from autogenous nerve graft harvesting..