Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

OMS bannerThe University of Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program, located in Gainesville, offers two programs:

  1. A six-year residency/M.D. program which accepts two candidates per year
  2. 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).

Application Process

Sunday, September 15, 2019 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:

Email passinfo@passweb.org
Phone (617)612-2065

Additional documentation to forward to PASS:

  • Personal statement
  • Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF): one from the Oral Surgery Chair, one from the Oral Surgery Program Director, and one from an Oral Surgery Faculty Member
    Please note: an Institution Evaluation Form (IEF) does not equal a PEF

2. Register for the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

All program applicants must register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program⤷.

National Matching Services
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4S 3B1
Email: dentres@natmatch.com

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

  • National Boards Part I and II score report
  • NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination⤷ test result/scores
    • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
      9700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
      Rosemont, IL 60018-5701
    • A minimum NBME CBSE score of 60 is required.
    • Candidates with a numeric score on Part 1 of NBDE are not required to take the NBME 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.
  • Undergraduate school transcripts (from all undergraduate institutions attended)
    • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts are sufficient at time of application.
      Original official undergraduate transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution are required for matriculation.
  • No ADAT required

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.

Interview Procedure

  • Selected candidates are required to participate in an interview at the College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.
  • Interviews for the six-year residency/M.D. program will be held in October and November.
  • Interviews for the four-year OMFS/non-M.D. degree residency program will be held in October and November.

For matriculation, the following documents must be on file with the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions:

  • Official electronic NBDE score reports sent to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu.
  • Original official undergraduate transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution.
  • Original official graduate school transcripts (if applicable) in an envelope sealed by the institution.
  • Original official dental school transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution.