The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides didactic and clinical training for dental students, surgery residents and graduate students at the University at Buffalo. Required and elective courses prepare students for management of routine oral surgery procedures, and interested students may gain additional experience in hospital surgery through participation in the oral surgery concentration program. Students achieve clinical proficiency by rotations through the surgery department at the dental school and the Erie County Medical Center.
The department provides advanced training through the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, which is acredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (approved with reporting requirements). Two residents are selected for each of the six years of residency, which awards both a certificate and medical degree upon successful completion. Dentoalveolar surgery, trauma, cancer, facial reconstruction, temporomandibular joint, and orthognathic surgery are mainstays of treatment for our complex patient population.
Our four full-time and more than 10 part-time and volunteer faculty members supervise students and residents in all clinical settings, and an active research program helps to advance knowledge in the surgical field. Recent representative contributions to the literature are listed below: