OMS Residency Program

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
 

About the Program
How to Apply
Faculty
Cleft/Craniofacial Fellowship
OMS Internship
OMS Externship

About the Program

Kevin S. Smith, D.D.S.
Program Director


The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The residency program is the oldest west of the Mississippi and was founded in 1923 by Dr. Frances Reichmann. Since that time, the program has graduated many oral and maxillofacial surgeons who represent the University through their practices throughout the United States and foreign countries.

Our program is well balanced and at this time residents who have successfully completed the program have a greater than 90 percent pass rate on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program performs approximately 975 operating room cases per year, with an additional clinic load of 7000 patients. Residents perform over 1,000 IV sedation and outpatient general anesthetics, both at the College of Dentistry and the University Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. The program currently provides a full scope of services, including the provision of care for greater than 90 percent of all facial trauma referred to the University Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

In addition, we are involved in the dentofacial deformity program in the Department of Orthodontics and with the Department of Implantology. Research is actively conducted in the area of biomaterials and clinical outcomes of major oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.

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How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible for state licensure (Oklahoma accepts WREB only) and have completed a dental program accredited by the American Dental Association, in addition to successful completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the National Boards, applicants must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. and ACLS/BLS. Advanced standing into the program is possible under certain circumstances and those are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The program at this time is 48 months in duration and is fully accredited through the American Dental Association. The program requires submission of an application to PASS/MATCH. For details please visit www.adea.org.

Specific information about our program may be obtained by e-mail request to: ou-oms@ouhsc.edu

The University of Oklahoma
College of Dentistry
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1201 N. Stonewall Avenue, Suite #206
(405) 271-4441

ou-oms@ouhsc.edu

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Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Steven M. Sullivan, D.D.S.
Professor and Chair

Kevin S. Smith, D.D.S.
Professor and Program Director

Alan A. Miyake, D.D.S., M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

Van D. Henson, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor

William Croom, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Part-Time Faculty

Steve Meltzner, D.M.D.

Richard Johnson, D.D.S.

Lester Cowden, D.D.S.

Jason Buschman, D.D.S.

Jacob Mendenhall, D.D.S.

Andrew Wendelken, D.D.S.

Robert Bryan, D.D.S.

Tracy McIntire, D.D.S.

 

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Cleft & Craniofacial Fellowship
 

Application Information

Kevin S. Smith, D.D.S.
Program Director

 

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one-year fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Surgery. This fellowship program was established in 2008 by Dr. Kevin Smith. This fellowship is in response to a large volume of cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial cases that are done by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The fellowship is intimately involved with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program, and the fellow's primary duties are being responsible for cases done that involve cleft lip and palate, distraction osteogenesis, craniofacial surgery, and other major facial deformities.

Resources available to the department include the J.W. Keys Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, which meets on a monthly basis with an interdisciplinary team venue in which all major specialties are represented to care for children with cleft and craniofacial deformities. Additionally, a cleft lip and palate clinic is staffed at the University of Tulsa on a monthly basis, where audiologists, speech pathologists, orthodontists, pediatricians, and surgeons meet to evaluate and recommend treatment to children with cleft and craniofacial deformities.

Requirements for the fellow include attendance to the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association meeting, obtaining PALS certification, rotation on pediatric airway management on the ORL service, rotation on Pediatric surgery service, rotation at a distant site craniofacial clinic.

Additionally, fellows are required to produce at least one publishable paper based on a research project that was accomplished during the fellowship. Additionally, the fellow is responsible for initiating a second project that will be finished by the succeeding fellow.

Applicants for the fellowship position must provide the following information:

A letter of intent, including short and long-range goals inclusive of why they are interested in the Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Fellowship
Three letters of recommendation
A personal curriculum vitae
Requirements for matriculation into fellowship at the University of Oklahoma include graduation from an accredited Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program in the United States or Canada.

All inquires as to the fellowship position can be sent to:

Dr. Kevin Smith
University of Oklahoma
College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Ave., Suite 206
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
e-mail: ou-oms@ouhsc.edu

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OMS Internship

Applicant Information

We are not taking internship applications at this time.   When a position becomes available, a date will be posted.  

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery occasionally offers a one-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The internship is intimately associated with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program; however, the intern typically staffs and operates a dentoalveolar clinic within the College of Dentistry. This dentoalveolar clinic may or may not be associated with teaching undergraduate dental students in the science of dental extractions and other oral surgical procedures.

The intern will be required to participate in all grand rounds that occur within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and participate in a research project that may be publishable in nature. Applicants must be eligible for state licensure and have completed a dental program accredited by the American Dental Association in addition to successful completion of Part 1 and 2 of national boards.

Specific information need for applicants for the internship include:
 

  1. One copy of board scores
  2. One copy of transcripts
  3. One copy of curriculum vitae
  4. One letter of intent and what your short and long-term goals are
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. The above information must be forwarded in one package along with a 2" x 2" photo to:

Oral Surgery Department
University of Oklahoma
College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Ave., Suite 206
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
e-mail: ou-oms@ouhsc.edu

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OMS Externship

Applicant Information
 

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one-week externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The externship is designed to give undergraduate dental students exposure to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through office-based and hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery experiences.

The externship typically lasts one week; however, longer externships can be arranged in advance. Externs are usually second and third-year dental students and are required to have the following:
 

  1. One letter of intent with a 2" x 2" photo, including short and long-term goals
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A letter of support from the dean of the College of Dentistry currently attending
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Guarantee of liability insurance during the externship. This liability insurance can be purchased personally or be done as an umbrella policy through college currently attended
  6. Additionally, prior to the rotation, externs must have background check and sign confidentiality agreements with hospitals
  7. Externs must show proof of immunizations

Note that this position is an unpaid position, and the University of Oklahoma is not responsible for transportation to and from the University of Oklahoma nor is responsible for housing during attendance to the externship.


Applications can be sent to:

Oral Surgery Department 
University of Oklahoma
College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Ave., Suite 206
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
e-mail: ou-oms@ouhsc.edu

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