Overview of the Residency Program
Dr. Mehran Hossaini, DMD, Chair and Program Director of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery represents an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and patient care. The academic programs of the department integrate the diverse disciplines of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and radiology. Patient care includes emergency dental services, admissions, elective oral and maxillofacial surgery, and radiology. The mission of the department is to educate dental students and residents to be able to provide competent diagnostic, management, and therapeutic skills in the disciplines taught by the department.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residency program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSOD) is designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The successful graduates of this program, will receive a certification in OMS, an MD degree, and complete the requirements for medical licensure. This program will provide the didactic and clinical experiences needed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
The mission of TUKSOD is to promote oral health through the education of diverse general and specialty dentists with advanced skills who provide comprehensive, patient centered, evidence-based care, and engage in research, scholarly activities, and community service. Our philosophy at the TUKSOD OMS residency program is to improve our patients’ quality of life, and educate our trainees in a learner-centered manner. As part of this philosophy, we intend for our residents to gain knowledge and skills needed to advance in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including, but not limited to, direct patient care, education, and advancement of science.
Residents in the program receive a stipend in accordance to the Graduate Medical Education guidelines.
Program Format & Curriculum
The curriculum of the TUKSOD OMS residency program is created in collaboration with Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), and Temple University Health System. The curriculum can be summarized as follow, and is subject to review for continuous improvement of the OMS Residents’ education.
Year 1: OMS PGY-1/MS-2 (2nd Year Medical School)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)
- LKSOM Curriculum (6 months)
- Successful Completion of the USMLE Part 1
Year 2: OMS PGY-2/MS-3 (3rd Year Medical School)
- Required clerkships of the 3rd year of LKSOM (9 months)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (3 months)
- Successful Completion of the USMLE Part 2
Year 3: OMS PGY-3/MS-4 (4th Year Medical School)
- Required clerkships of the 4th year of LKSOM (3 months)
- Research and Scholarly Activity (2 months)
- Elective (ENT, Plastic, Infectious Diseases, or Pathology) (1 month)
- Pediatric Anesthesia (1 month)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (5 months)
Year 4: PGY-4 (General Surgery PGY-1)
- Anesthesia (4 months)
- General Surgery (8 months)
- Successful Completion of the USMLE Part 3
Year 5: PGY-5 (General Surgery PGY-2)
- General Surgery (6 months)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (6 months)
Year 6: PG-6 (Chief Resident)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (12 months)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 32 months
- Medical School: 21 months
- Anesthesia: 4 months
- Pediatric Anesthesia: 1 month
- General Surgery: 14 months
- ACGME recognized requirement for licensure: 24 months
The OMS residents are responsible for payment of tuition while in the LKSOM. During the PGY-1 through PGY-3, the residents will receive PGY-level appropriate salary and benefits equivalent to the time spent on the OMS service during the medical school. During the PGY-4 through PGY-6, the residents receive the full PGY-level appropriate salary and benefits.
Temple University's DMD Predoctoral Dental program and all advanced specialty education programs in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Periodontics and Oral Implantology are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been given the accreditation status of Approval. 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 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is http://ada.org/100.aspx. The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in AEGD, however accreditation of the program does not, in iteself, constitute recognition of any dental specialty status.