About the Program
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a four-year, fully accredited residency training program. Upon completion of study, the resident is eligible for examination leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Optional degrees in addition to the oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate and M.S. are offered by special arrangement, including M.D. and Ph.D.
The goal of this residency is to provide the highest level of training in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and to insure development of skilled surgeons capable of providing continuing, comprehensive care. The program boasts a strong academic flavor with a high priority given to research. Research opportunities are readily available to assist the resident in completing the M.S. program.
Three primary teaching facilities are utilized to provide educational and patient care experiences:
- 1) The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- 2) The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
- 3) the Veterans Affairs Medical Center
All three facilities are in close physical proximity and are undeniably among the very best and well-equipped in the country. To assure training and exposure in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, outside rotations are provided at the expense of the department. Rotations are further outlined under curriculum.