Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Connecticut is a six-year residency approved by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine. The trainee obtains education leading to an MD degree as well as a two year Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education approved General Surgery certificate, and education in oral and maxillofacial surgery leading to a certificate and eligibility for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgical training is provided under the auspices of the School of Dental Medicine at the affiliated hospitals. The residents rotate at John Dempsey Hospital (UConn Health Center), Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Childrenís Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital.

Formal medical education is provided through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the General Surgery residency is obtained in the Integrated General Surgery program of the School of Medicine. The combination of numerous full-time and part-time faculty in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provides a unique blend of academic and clinical education.

The first year consists of clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery and an anesthesiology rotation. The next 19 months are committed to the mandatory and elective School of Medicine third- and fourth-year clerkships after which the medical degree is awarded. The fourth year and part of the fifth year are accredited by the General Surgery Department and the final one and a half years are in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Masterís and Ph.D. degree programs are available in addition to the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.

The entire full-time Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty are Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Faculty from other departments within the Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine, as well as staff members of the affiliated hospitals, participate fully in the residency program.