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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The predoctoral didactic curriculum and clinical experiences expose the students at the College of Dentistry to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Under the supervision of practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons, students gain strong experience in surgical procedures.

The University also offers a formal four-year Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program (an optional six-year program leading to an MD degree is available in specific cases) which is officially affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Regional One Health. LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Methodist University Hospital provide the other primary sites of activity for the program. The Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association authorizes acceptance of two trainees each year. The National Resident Match Program is utilized in the selection of residents.


The mission of the UTHSC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department is to provide exceptional education and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery for both predoctoral students and residents. To produce skilled, compassionate, and dedicated health care professionals instilled with the highest professional and ethical standards, and to advance the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery through research, continuing education, and service to the community.

May 26, 2022