Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) provides a broad educational basis for our predoctoral and residency programs, as well as serving the community through our Professional Services Division.

The interaction with a renowned medical center enhances our students’ surgical/medical experiences. Our students' educational experiences are also enhanced by the presence of the Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics within our department.

The OMS department is staffed by seven full-time faculty, twelve part-time clinical faculty, sixteen OMS residents, and supported by the assistance of twenty-two clinical and clerical staff.

The Postgraduate (Residency) division conducts one of the most highly prized and sought after OMS Residency programs in the country, attracting the brightest and most-talented applicants each year from the graduating dental school classes and even from some medical professions.

Resident Study 

There are two levels of training currently offered: 1) a 6-year MD/Certificate program in conjunction with Texas Tech University School of Medicine; and 2) a 4-year Certificate-only program.

All applicants must be currently enrolled in an ADA-accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school, or hold a DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school.  Dentists with degrees from foreign countries are not eligible for the combined 6-year MD/OMS Certification Program. Applicants with dental degrees from foreign dental schools are eligible for the 4-year Certificate Program on a case-by-case basis.

Due to the highly competitive nature of the College of Dentistry OMS residency application process, all applicants should ideally be in the top 15% of their dental school class, have a high GPA, and have letters that attest to demonstrated interest and potential in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Interviews are by invitation. If invited, all applicants are expected to interview in person to be considered for residency appointment. All interviews are held on one day, usually in early December, and substantial notice is given of the date so applicants can try and get favorable airfares to and from Dallas. Interviewees should plan on arriving the night prior to the interviews because they begin very early in the morning. Do not plan to depart Dallas on the day of the interviews before 7pm, so you have time to travel to the airport (about 45 minutes) and arrive with sufficient lead time for security clearance at the airport. Interviews often run until 4pm to 5pm, depending on how many applicants have accepted our invitation to interview.

Applications are submitted via the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the deadline is October 1 of each year for a start the following summer.

OMSF 5000 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rotations

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Surgical rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Can be repeated each academic term.

OMSF 5218 Conscious Sedation

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Pain and anxiety control methodologies; pharmacology of sedative-hypnotic, anxiolytic drugs and nitrous oxide; routes of administration.

OMSF 5221 Internal Medicine

Credits 1 to 2. 1 to 2 Other Hours.

Oral manifestations of systemic disease and influence of systemic disease requiring modification of treatment planning and critical care.

OMSF 5233 Physical Diagnosis

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Patient evaluation and examination, history-taking medical consultation and physical diagnosis and treatment modification in dental patients.

Gonzalez Carranza, Marianela, Clinical Assistant Professor
Oral Surgery
DDS, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1991

Grogan, David, Clinical Associate Professor
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
MS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1986

Henderson, Bryan, Clinical Assistant Professor
Oral Surgery
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1987

Reddy, Likith, Clinical Associate Professor
Oral Surgery
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2000

Schow, Sterling, Clinical Professor
Oral Surgery
DMD, University of Oregon Dental School, 1966