Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency Program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Dental Activity (DENTAC) and Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA. It is a four-year advanced education program leading to specialty certification in OMS for selected US Army Dental Corps officers. Upon successful completion of training, a resident will be awarded a certificate of completion and the skill identifier 63N9C by the Office of The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) and graduates are recognized as qualified to take the examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Purpose of the Program
The purpose of this program is to train selected dental officers (DMD/DDS) in all aspects of OMS. The resident will learn the background sciences and develop the clinical experience necessary to select those techniques which meet the biological, physiological, and mechanical requirements for oral rehabilitation. The clinical aspect will require attention to detail, precision, and perfection of various techniques. The interrelation of other clinical specialties with OMS is also emphasized. The didactic phase will be presented through formal courses, staff lectures, consultant visits, hospital conferences, library research, literature reviews and seminars.
Period of Training
The period of training is four years and consists of a minimum of 48 weeks each year.
The OMS Residency Program is one of several advanced dental education programs offered at Fort Gordon. Questions relating to this program may be addressed to: Commander, USA DENTAC, ATTN: Director, OMS Residency Program, Fort Gordon, Georgia 30905-5660, or call the Advance Dental Education Office, (706) 787-6205.