Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rotations

The four-year program is divided annually into 13 4-week blocks with rotations on a variety of adult and pediatric surgical, perioperative, and anesthesia services.

    Our residency program trains residents in comprehensive maxillofacial surgery, including:

    • dentoalveolar surgery
    • management of facial trauma
    • reconstructive surgery
    • temporomandibular disease
    • management of head and neck pathology
    • orthognathic surgery
    • obstructive sleep apnea
    • cleft craniofacial
    • office based anesthesia for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients

    In addition to required rotations in general surgery, medicine and anesthesia, you will serve on pediatric surgery, surgical intensive care service, otolaryngology and plastic surgery. Additional months are reserved for electives. 

    During the oral and maxillofacial surgery inpatient experience at the Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, you will gain balanced experience in a wide spectrum of oral and maxillofacial case types, including orthognathic, temporomandibular joint, trauma, reconstructive, cleft palate and pathology cases. At both hospitals, the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery divides coverage time equally with two other surgical services to provide comprehensive maxillofacial trauma management.

    At the College of Dentistry clinics, office based general anesthesia for outpatients is provided throughout the week. The trainee will have ample opportunity to learn dentoalveolar surgery and preprosthetic surgery, including comprehensive experience diagnosing, treatment planning, and performing surgery for implant dentistry.

    The department also participates in the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team, operating and seeing weekly clinics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

    Off-service rotations