Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Advanced Education Program at the University of Louisville offers a residency program beginning July 1 and extending through 72 consecutive calendar months. This six-year program, offered in conjunction with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, combines a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a medical degree and the postgraduate medical training needed for medical licensure.

Two residents are selected each year. Stipends are awarded based on Postgraduate Year (PGY) level.

This certificate/degree program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association. View all School of Dentistry accreditation information.


The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Louisville is a hospital-based program co-sponsored by the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine. The primary hospital for the program is the University of Louisville Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 400-bed Level 1 trauma center. The outpatient clinic is located in an attached outpatient care center.  The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery utilizes a 4800-square-foot clinic providing ambulatory surgery suites and complete support facilities.

The program is administratively based in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery within the School of Dentistry.


The purpose of the training program at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center is to train graduate dentists in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  The program is approved by the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

Upon successful completion of this program, candidates are eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).  The requirements necessary to complete the doctor of medicine degree (M.D.) and to complete the core year of surgical residency necessary for medical licensure will also have been met.


The philosophy at the University of Louisville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is designed to provide the resident with increasing responsibility in patient care, culminating in the resident being the individual who makes treatment decisions.  There is a patient mix between private and ward service.  The faculty provides guidance and advice, while the chief residents assume responsibility for the care of the patient and the administration of the service.  Balance in training is stressed so that the entire scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery is experienced by the program’s residents.  The aim is for the graduates of this program to be competent and comfortable with the entire field, from dentoalveolar surgery under ambulatory general anesthesia to trauma and reconstructive surgery.  Principles are stressed so that our graduates will be able to "grow" with the field through decades of practice.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program

Stipends vary, based on the specific year of residency.  For the medical school years (years two and three of the six-year program), a stipend is awarded.  Single health-care coverage and malpractice insurance are also provided during the medical school segment of the program.  For the years one, four, five and six, the general House Staff compensation and benefits package is provided, in accordance with the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals Agreement.

Two weeks of paid vacation are provided for first-year residents.  To offset their stipend, the second- and third-year residents work in the oral and maxillofacial surgery service during their regular vacation time from medical school.  The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-year residents receive three weeks of vacation.

Educational requirements for each year of the residency, with respect to didactic and clinical experiences are provided on the "Curriculum" tab above.

Here's what to expect from the residency across the 6 years of the residency.

Residency Year 1

Residency Year 2

Residency Year 3

Residency Year 4

Residency Years 5 & 6

Application Process

The University of Louisville participates in the Postgraduate Application Support Services (PASS) and in the OMFS Match Program. Our application deadline each year is September 15. Please visit the PASS website at http://www.adea.org/PASSapp for the most-up-to-date information on application deadlines and requirements.

Admissions / Enrollment Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status. A DMD or DDS degree from a CODA-accredited dental school and a valid Kentucky dental license are required.  A passing/satisfactory score on the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) is not required to apply to the OMS program but is a requirement for admittance.

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

School of Dentistry, Room 148
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-5988 (fax)

Residency Director

Robert L. Flint, DMD, MD, FACS
Director, Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry, Room 148
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-5988 (fax)

Program Coordinator

Mary A. Boyd
Residency Coordinator, GPR and OMS

Physical Address:
UofL Health Jackson Street Outpatient Center (Ambulatory Care Building), A2A07
550 South Jackson Street | Louisville, KY 40202

Mailing Address:
School of Dentistry, Room 020
501 South Preston Street | Louisville, KY 40202