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This program is a one-year, full-time clinical and didactic course of study offered to dentists from countries other than the United States who seek to improve their clinical skills and knowledge in this discipline. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of oral surgery techniques and new modalities of treatment.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Oral Surgery, participants will have an increased understanding of the biological basis of oral surgery theory and practice.
Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty comprised of top practitioners in the field of oral surgery and related areas.
An array of lectures, seminars, conferences, and patient care/clinical experiences are offered to further develop the participant's expertise. Participants will participate in treatment of a wide variety of patients and will learn how to determine if a particular clinical situation requires consultation with other specialties. The assessment and evaluation skills needed to explore literature and current research will be developed, and the student will be prepared to appreciate the role of the new technology in oral surgery. There are opportunities to participate in elective experiences such as teaching, research and society meetings. Ample time is made available for these and other individual student interests.
Program Director - Dr. Brendan O'Connor
Dr. Brendan O'Connor, M.B., B.Ch. B.A.O., B.D.S., is the Program Director for International Dentists in Oral Surgery & RCSI at New York University College of Dentistry. Following extensive training in Ireland, England, Rochester, New York, and Seattle, Washington, he returned to New York to accept his position at NYUCD as well as a position as an attending at the Jacob Medical Center and North Bronx Hospital. Dr. O'Connor was instrumental in establishing links between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and NYUCD, which ultimately led to the development of the Advanced Program for International Dentists' three year Oral Surgery/RCSI training program. As a result of this partnership, the first examination of the MFD Part II was offered at NYUCD in September, 2011, marking the first time the examination has taken place in the United States.
Clinical Director - Huzefa Talib
Dr. Huzefa Talib, BDS, MFDRCSI, FFDRCSI (OSOM), received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in July 1998 from the University of Pune in India. He maintained private practices in Pune, India (1999-2001), Sharjah, UAE (2002-2004), and Dubai, UAE (2004-2007). Dr. Talib graduated from the Advanced Program in Oral Surgery for International Dentists/Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2010, and passed the MFD and FFD in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He is also a member of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Talib was recently appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is Clinical Director of the Advanced Programs for International Dentists in Oral Surgery/RCSI (Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine).