Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MD / Certificate

Offering advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to a medical education, this 6-year program with the University at Buffalo can provide the foundation needed to advance your career.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Certificate Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a 6-year program which awards a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) in conjunction with the Jacobs School of Medicine as well as a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The University at Buffalo Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the full-scope of resident training. There is an emphasis on the core principles, as well as experience and training in the broader and more advanced aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This includes a rich experience in:

  • dentoalveolar surgery and intravenous sedation
  • craniomaxillofacial trauma surgery
  • temporomandibular joint surgery including alloplastic total joint reconstruction
  • orthognathic surgery
  • oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • reconstruction of hard and soft tissue defects of the maxillofacial region
  • cleft and craniofacial surgery
  • facial aesthetic surgery
  • microneurosurgery

The model of resident education at the University at Buffalo has always been one of independence and hands-on surgical training, with a strong emphasis on academics and evidence-based learning. The didactic aspect of the resident experience includes:

  • weekly case conference
  • weekly head and neck tumor board
  • weekly lectures/seminars
  • monthly journal club
  • quarterly multidisciplinary conferences with the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology as well as the Department of Orthodontics
  • weekly dental implant conference at the VAMC
  • resident-run topic discussions and OMSITE review


Rebecca Godfrey

Administrative Coordinator

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: godfrey6@buffalo.edu