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Advanced Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

General Information
The Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is based at the Bellevue Hospital Center campus of New York University Medical Center. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery dates back to 1867 when the first organized course in oral surgery was offered by what was then known as the New York College of Dentistry. The long affiliation between NYU and Bellevue Hospital has enabled the program to fulfill its mission in training postdoctoral students to become leaders in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Many surgeons responsible for the changing face of the specialty were also leaders of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, among them Drs. Leo Winter, Harry Seldin, and William Harrigan.

Didactic training in biomedical sciences takes place at the College of Dentistry and the Medical Center. A wealth of clinical experience is achieved at the affiliate teaching hospitals. These include Tisch Hospital- NYU Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Harbor Healthcare System- Veterans Administration Hospital.

Accreditation Status
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Each year two applicants are accepted into the six-year OMS/MD program and one applicant is accepted into the four-year OMS certificate program.

Residency Program Objectives
The objective of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is to prepare graduates for a successful and productive career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The curriculum is designed to develop the clinical, academic, and communicative skills that will provide for diversified career options. The educational experience is progressive in nature offering increasing responsibilities as residents proceed through the program. A unique feature of this program is immediate participation in all aspects of patient care.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue contemporary full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice, obtain medical New York state licensure (6 year residents), and be prepared for the rigors of specialty board examination.

Program Outline

Six Year Residency/ Integrated MD Curriculum
The six-year integrated MD training program has been developed to prepare the graduated dentist an academic and/ or private practice career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It is an integrated clinical and didactic program designed to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Upon completion of the residency program, the candidate will receive a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, a certificate of completion for one year of General Surgery residency, and a specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Students/ residents enrolled in medical school are responsible for the tuition costs.

The didactic training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery begins with postgraduate courses in craniofacial development, head and neck anatomy, bone biology, and physical diagnosis. These essential foundation courses are supplemented by certification in ACLS and ATLS. Each Tuesday afternoon is dedicated to selected topics in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Pathologic lesions of the head and neck
  • Correction of dentofacial deformities
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Ambulatory general anesthesia and deep sedation
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Management of odontogenic infections
  • Dental implants
  • Management of facial pain
  • Facial aesthetic surgery
  • Coding and nomenclature
  • Risk management

Monday morning attending conference reviews each case from the preceding week. The Chair and faculty in the Pathology Department at the College teach Oral Pathology two times a month.

In addition, there are regularly scheduled multidisciplinary conferences in dentofacial deformities, facial trauma, craniofacial-cleft lip and palate, and Head and Neck Tumor Board.

Year One
The first year of the program consists of eight months on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service and four months on the Anesthesia Service at NYU Medical Center. The resident functions as a first year anesthesia resident with on call responsibilities. In addition the resident completes Basic Science Courses at NYU College of Dentistry and a Physical Diagnosis Course at NYU School of Medicine.

Anesthesia

4 months

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

8 months

Year Two
In the second year of the program the resident matriculates into the second year medical school curriculum. This intense curriculum will help prepare the resident for clinical rotations in medical school and Step I of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Upon successful completion of USMLE Step I, residents will continue into the third year class of New York University Medical School.

  • Pathophysiological Basis of Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Psychopathology
  • Biostatistic, Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine
  • Physical Diagnosis

Year Three
The third year of the program is spent in designated third year medical school clinical clerkships.

  • Ambulatory Care Clerkship
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Year Four
The fourth year of the program is spent in the fourth year of medical school clerkships. There are two months of a mandatory sub-internship rotation in Advanced Medicine, two months of elective rotations and the remaining eight months are spent as a junior chief resident on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service. Residents will also take the USMLE Step II at the beginning of this year.

OMS

10 months

Advanced Medicine

2 months

Year Five
The fifth year of the program is spent as an R-1 on the General Surgery Service. The resident functions as a full time member of the General Surgery Department. This 12 month rotation is an essential component necessary for New York State medical Licensure. USMLE Step III should be completed during this year of training.

Core General Surgery

8 months

Surgical Electives (Plastics, H&N)

2 months

Oral/ Maxillofacial Surgery

2 months

Year Six
The sixth year of the program consists of 12 months of rotations on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Bellevue Hospital/ New York University Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. The resident will function as a chief resident with experiences and expectations consistent with this level of training. During this final year of training, residents participate in cleft lip and palate surgical missions to Mexico and South America.

Four year Certificate Program
The four-year certificate training program has been developed to prepare the graduated dentist an academic and/ or private practice career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It is an integrated clinical and didactic program designed to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Upon completion of the residency program, the candidate will receive a specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The didactic training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery begins with postgraduate courses in craniofacial development, head and neck anatomy, bone biology, and physical diagnosis. These essential foundation courses are supplemented by certification in ACLS and ATLS. Each Tuesday afternoon is dedicated to selected topics in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Pathologic lesions of the head and neck
  • Correction of dentofacial deformities
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Ambulatory general anesthesia and deep sedation
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Management of odontogenic infections
  • Dental implants
  • Management of facial pain
  • Facial aesthetic surgery
  • Coding and nomenclature
  • Risk management

Monday morning attending conference reviews each case from the preceding week. The Chair and faculty in the Pathology Department at the College teach Oral Pathology two times a month.

In addition, there are regularly scheduled multidisciplinary conferences in dentofacial deformities, facial trauma, craniofacial-cleft lip and palate, and Head and Neck Tumor Board.

Year One
The first year of the program consists of eight months on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service and four months on the Anesthesia Service at NYU Medical Center. The resident functions as a first year anesthesia resident with on call responsibilities. In addition the resident completes Basic Science Courses at NYU College of Dentistry and a Physical Diagnosis Course at NYU School of Medicine.

Anesthesia

4 months

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

8 months

Year Two
The second year of the program is dedicated to completion of the off service rotations and gaining experience in major oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. While on General Surgery and Medicine rotations the resident functions as a first year resident with on-call responsibilities.

General Surgery

4 months

Medicine

2 months

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

6 months

Year Three In the third year of the program the resident completes 2 additional months of off service rotations (Surgical ICU/ER) and an elective in Craniofacial Surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery.

SICU

1 month

ER

1 month

Elective

1 month

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

9 months

Year Four
The fourth year of the program consists of 12 months of rotations on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Bellevue Hospital/ New York University Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. The resident will function as a chief resident with experiences and expectations consistent with this level of training. During this final year of training, residents participate in cleft lip and palate surgical missions to Mexico and South America.

Research Program
It is required that each resident have an abstract or poster accepted based upon his or her research efforts for presentation at the AAOMS National meeting during their training. Faculty mentors and research supervisors are assigned early during year 1 in the resident's program.

Eligibility and Selection
The program participates in PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) and the National Matching Program (the "Match"). The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 1st of the year prior to expected matriculation. Individuals with the following qualification are eligible for acceptance to the training program:

  1. Graduate from institutions approved by the Commission on Dental
  2. Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
  3. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Proof of citizenship and/ or green card must be provided before interview will be granted.
  4. All applicants must be eligible for New York State Licensure in Dentistry. This can be accomplished by passage of the North East Regional Dental Board Examination, state reciprocity, or in the case of New York State, by completion of a CODA approved dental advanced education program. Medical Licensure must be obtained before Year 6 of the combined MD-Certificate program. New York State Dental Licensure can only be obtained after completion of the program. All residents will be listed in the official NY State dental PG program listing.
Director
Vasiliki Karlis, DMD, MD
Associate Professor and Director
Chair
Robert S. Glickman, DMD
Professor and Chair
Full Time Faculty
Saul Bahn, DMD
Professor
Kenneth Fleisher, DDS
Assistant Professor
Gayle Miranda, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Brendan O'Conner
Clinical Assistant Professor
Andrea Schreiber, DMD
Clinical Associate Professor
David Hirsch, DDS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
MichaelTurner, DDS, MD
Assistant Professor
Marci Levine, DMD, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Part Time Faculty
Mark Moses, DDS Stuart Super, DMD Steven Gelfman, DDS

Admission
Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be directed to:

Vasiliki Karlis, DMD, MD
Director
Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
New York University College of Dentistry
345 East 24 Th Street Room 201
New York, New York 10010
(212) 562-3222
E-mail: vk1@nyu.edu
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