Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate/MS Option

Welcome to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Ohio State

Our four-year program offers substantial experience in the full scope of both major hospital maxillofacial procedures and outpatient clinical surgery and anesthesia for adults and children. Oral and maxillofacial surgery inpatient experience is gained at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, both of which are level 1 trauma centers. Residents experience outpatient care primarily at the College of Dentistry clinics. OSU OMS residents are required to complete both a comprehensive didactic curriculum to parallel the clinical experience and an original research project of his or her design. Residents may expand on the research and enroll in the Graduate School to obtain a MS degree.

The program offers a 12 month pre-residency non-categorical internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Degree Granted

Certificate, MS option

Trainees Accepted

2 per year

Program Length

48 months

PASS Application Deadline

September 15

How to Apply

Application for residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Ohio State University is made through the ADEA PASS system.  The application deadline for all PASS materials is September 15. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio and must be either a U.S. citizen or have Permanent U.S. Resident status. We do not require supplemental materials, and ask that you do NOT submit any. Interview invitations will be sent out late October/early-November for interviews held in early December. Two first-year resident positions are filled each year through the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.

The National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination for OMS Applicants (NBME CBSE) is required for consideration for residency training at Ohio State and must be included in the PASS application. 

Residents Salary and Benefits

Residents receive salary and benefits commensurate with year of training, as determined by the Office of Graduate Medical Education at the Wexner Medical Center. No tuition is charged to oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. 


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: coda.ada.org.

Disclosure of Licensure and Certification Information

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at odee.osu.edu/students/state-authorization#licensure.  Click on the link for State Dental Boards.