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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MD / Certificate

University at Buffalo 
School of Dental Medicine 
112 Squire Hall 
3435 Main Street 
Buffalo, New York 14214 
Phone: (716) 829-6230
Fax: (716) 829-3019

Richard E. Hall, D.D.S., M.D., Ph.D., Acting Residency Program Director

Training Manual July 1 2015 - June 30 2016

Accreditation Standards for Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the University at Buffalo is a six-year program sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine and conducted jointly with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and three University-affiliated hospitals (Erie County Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban, and Veterans Administration Medical Center ). It is the only oral surgery program in Western New York, and is based on the South (Main Street or Medical) Campus of the University.  Graduates are well-trained to begin the independent practice of the specialty, and the program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association ("approval with reporting requirements"). Following satisfactory completion of a 72 months of training, a certificate of proficiency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Doctor of Medicine degree are conferred.

Patient care activities occur at The Erie County Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the School of Dental Medicine; these facilities represent approximately 750 hospital beds. Clinical experience includes rotations on Anesthesia, Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, and other required and elective experiences. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service admits approximately 450 patients per year, with particular strengths in trauma and dentoalveolar surgery.  There are approximately 7,300 outpatient visits to the service each year.

Two candidates are admitted to the program yearly and are provisionally accepted into the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. First-year residents must successfully complete Step I of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in order to fully matriculate in the medical school. Clinical and didactic curricula are integrated throughout the 72 months of training, and tuition and fees are applicable during medical school. The second and third years of training are spent as full-time students in the medical school, and year four is a general surgery internship that qualifies residents for medical licensure in most states.

Participation in scholarly activity is required. Prior to program completion, each resident will have presented research findings at a regional or national meeting and/or otherwise contributed to the peer-review literature.

Institutional policies regarding radiation hygiene, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, infectious disease, and resident rights and responsibilities are available upon request.

Full-time Faculty

John H. Campbell, D.D.S., M.S. 

Associate Professor  

Richard E. Hall, D.D.S., M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Professor and Chairman, Acting Residency Program Director

Michael Y. Nagai, D.D.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor

Part-time Faculty

Chad Beatty, D.D.S., M.D. (volunteer) 

Edward M. Boyczuk, D.M.D. (volunteer)

Michael P. Boyczuk, D.D.S. (volunteer)

William Boyczuk, D.D.S., M.D. (volunteer)

Amy Bryan, D.D.S. (volunteer)

Robert Cronyn, D.D.S.

Mario Dinardo, D.M.D. (volunteer)

John Ginnetti, D.D.S. 

Samuel Goodloe, D.D.S., M.D.

Tara Halliwell-Kemp, D.D.S., M.D. (volunteer)

Amandip Kamoh, D.D.S. (volunteer)

Sanil Nigalye, D.D.S., M.D. (volunteer) 

Fred Rodems, D.D.S. (volunteer)


Jay Albanese, D.D.S., M.D.

University at Buffalo

Michael Nagai, D.D.S., M.D.

University at Buffalo

Shivane Gupta, D.M.D., M.D.

Medical College of Georgia

Hisham Hatoum, D.D.S., M.D.

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Oluwasegun Olabode, D.D.S., M.D.

U of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Matthew Rossen, D.M.D., M.D.

Boston University

Jeffrey Tsai, D.M.D., M.D.

Tufts University

Benjamim Farr, D.D.S., M.D.

University at Buffalo

Eric Murawski, D.D.S.

University at Buffalo

David Keenan, D.D.S.

University at Buffalo

Mitchel Costa, D.D.S.

University at Buffalo

Robert Miskimen, D.D.S.

Indiana University 

Nathaniel Kronenwetter, D.M.D.

Case Western Reserve University

Thomas Mirchel, D.D.S.

University of Washington


Nadine P. Carvelli, Secretary I

Residency Training Program Administrator