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Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program Goals


The goals of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Graduate Training Program are as follows:

  • Training individuals to be thoroughly competent in all phases of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery;
  • Providing residents opportunities to interface and collaborate with our medical and dental colleagues;
  • Providing residents with experience in research protocol and design so as to develop within the individual a better appreciation for the scientific basis of the specialty.


The objectives of the training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are as follows:

  • Fulfillment of the requirements for advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as outlined by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons;
  • Fulfillment of the eligibility requirements for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


To achieve these goals, the program is structured to allow for individual development through increasing levels of didactic and patient care responsibilities under close supervision by the faculty of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

At the University of Louisville, the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is governed by three different bodies: the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, the Primary Care Center, and the Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry. All have specific goals that will be outlined for our program residents.

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