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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MD / Certificate

This accredited, six-year residency program is sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine, and conducted jointly with UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and three University-affiliated hospitals (Erie County Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center). 

About the Program

Following satisfactory completion of the training, a certificate of proficiency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Doctor of Medicine degree are conferred.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the University at Buffalo is the only oral surgery program in Western New York, and is based on the South (Main Street) Campus of the University. Two candidates are admitted to the program yearly and are provisionally accepted into the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Patient Care and Clinical Experience

Patient care activities occur at:

  • The Erie County Medical Center
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • The School of Dental Medicine 
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center

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 pathology. There are approximately 7,300 outpatient visits to the service each year.

Accreditation

The program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.

Program Requirements

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. 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-reviewed literature.

Training Manual

What to Expect Each Year

Year 1

Residents (PGY 1) are full-time on the OMS service and participate in the “Clinical Practice of Medicine” course (i.e., physical diagnosis) at the medical school. If USMLE Step 1 was not obtained prior to starting the resident year, it must be obtained within 9 months of enrollment for full matriculation in the medical school.

Year 2

Residents are full-time 3rd year medical students, participating in clinical rotations. Tuition applies during this year, at the in-state rate. Full information regarding tuition is available on the website for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Year 3

Residents are full-time 4th year medical students, and in-state tuition applies. Medical training ends in March, and residents may elect off-service rotations or return to the OMS service through June.

Year 4

Residents are full-time in General Surgery, and receive a certificate documenting one year of ACGME training. Six months are devoted to surgery, and six months are spent on the Anesthesia service. Residents are paid at a PGY 1 level.

Year 5

Residents are full-time on the OMS service at a senior level of responsibility. Salary is at the PGY 2 level.

Year 6

Chief residents spend the entire year on the OMS service while they act as surgeon on all operating room cases. Salary is at the PGY 3 level.

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

John H. Campbell

Associate Professor, Residency Director, Interim Chair

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: jc294@buffalo.edu

Robert Cronyn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: rlcronyn@buffalo.edu

Richard Hall

Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: rhall@buffalo.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Chad Beatty, D.D.S., M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Edward Boyczuk

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Michael Boyczuk

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

William Boyczuk

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Amy Bryan, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Mario Dinardo

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

John Ginnetti

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Samuel Goodloe, lll

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Tara Halliwell-Kemp, D.D.S., M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Sanil Nigalye, D.D.S., M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Fred Rodems

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall, Buffalo NY

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Residents

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

Eric Murawski, 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

Staff

Nadine P. Carvelli, Secretary I
Residency Program Coordinator

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

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