Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a four year program beginning in July of each year. The program is designed to meet the requirements of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Each resident will devote a minimum of 30 months to clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery, and 12 of the 30 months will be spent at the senior level of responsibility. All residents will be assigned to the medical/surgical services for at least 12 months. Most of the classroom basic science courses and the medical/surgical service rotations will be offered in the first 24 months of the training program.

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery consists of a progressively graded sequence of hospital experiences in oral and maxillofacial surgery, formal courses, and lectures and seminars designed to provide vertical integration of theory and practice at all levels of the program.

Admission Requirements - an applicant:

  1. Must be a graduate of an accredited dental school;
  2. Must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Dental Boards;
  3. Must be eligible for dental licensure in the District of Columbia;
  4. Must possess at least a 3.0 average in dental school;
  5. Must demonstrate proficiency in the English language and mastery of concepts of procedures, which are basic to the practice of dentistry, if the applicant possesses a foreign dental degree;
  6. Must have a U.S. dental license if the applicant possesses a foreign dental degree.

To complete an online application, contact PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) at www.adea.org. Deadline for completion of the PASS application is October 2, 2012 for the class beginning in July, 2013. Applications completed after the deadline will not be considered. The PASS application is the only application required (refer to the link below). There are no supplementary applications.

This postdoctoral program also participates in the National Matching Service and all positions are offered through the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Applicants are required to register for the match. More information can be obtained by contacting:

National Matching Services, Inc.

595 Bay Street

Suite 301, Box 29

Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C2

416 977-3431 (telephone)

416 977-5020 (Fax)


If you have questions, please email the program director, Dr. Andrea Bonnick, at abonnick@howard.edu.