Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program, located in Gainesville, offers two programs:
- A six-year residency/M.D. program which accepts two candidates per year
- A four-year OMFS/non-M.D. degree residency program which accepts one candidate per year
The programs are fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and follow the guidelines of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Training involves the full range and scope of the specialty, including facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, preprosthetic surgery, dental implants, facial aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, microneurosurgery, head and neck oncology and craniofacial surgery. These are highly competitive programs receiving many applicants each year.
A stipend is available. No tuition is required.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident. Additionally, applicants must graduate from an American Dental Association (ADA) or Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) accredited Dental School (minimum 4 year program).
- Program Description (Six year)
- Program Description (Four Year)
- Department website⤷
- Tuition, Fees & Stipends⤷
- Financial aid information
- Matriculant Requirements
Thursday, September 15, 2016 is the deadline to apply to this program.
We strongly encourage all applicants to have complete applications on file with PASS and UFCD prior to the deadline.
1. Apply to PASS
All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools (www.adea.org⤷). PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications. The PASS website opens for application in late spring/early summer. Participation in the PASS program is mandatory. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible.
For an application and instructions, please contact:
Additional documentation to forward to PASS:
- Personal statement
- Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF): one from the Oral Surgery Chair and one from the Oral Surgery Program Director or Oral Surgery Faculty Member
2. Register for the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program
All program applicants must register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program⤷.
3. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
P.O. Box 100402
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville FL 32610-0402
- Official National Boards Part I and II scores
Scores must be reported directly to UFCD. Request your scores from:
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations⤷
211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
Chicago, IL 60611
800-621-8099 ext 465
- NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination⤷ test result/scores
Dental students with a numeric score on Part 1 of dental boards are not required to take the CBSE.
A copy of the NBME CBSE results will suffice at time of application. Applicants selected for an interview will have their official score reports verified by AAOMS.
- Original undergraduate transcripts
Application Status Updates
- The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your complete PASS application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
- Within two weeks of receiving your complete PASS application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
- After processing your complete PASS application, which can take an additional two weeks, the Office of Admissions will send you an email outlining your current application status and any remaining actions you need to take in order to complete your application.
- Complete applications will be forwarded to the program director on a rolling basis.
- Applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible for admission.
- Selected candidates are required to participate in an interview at the College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.
- Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified.
- Interviews for the six-year residency/M.D. program will be held on October 13th, October 27th, and November 3rd.
- Interviews for the four-year OMFS/non-M.D. degree residency program will be held on November 10th.