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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

oral and maxillofacial surgery training

The Division's CODA accredited residency accepts four residents per year in two training tracks: a four-year certificate program or an integrated six-year MD/oral surgery program. Upon successful completion, residents are eligible to apply for examination leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Encountering more than 1,000 major inpatient cases per year, residents see inpatients at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and also treat inpatients and outpatients at The Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The scope of the on-service rotations in these facilities gives trainees experience in oral and maxillofacial trauma, pathology and reconstruction cases, tertiary referral, office-based anesthesia, third molar surgery, minor preprosthetic surgery, surgical and non-surgical treatment of TMJ disorders, dental implant and concomitant bone graft cases, and comprehensive reconstruction cases. Senior level residents track patients from initial visits through their surgical workup, respective procedures, and follow-up.

OMFS grand rounds conferences are held every Monday morning, senior level residents conduct weekly evening teaching sessions, and the OMFS journal club convenes monthly. Residents are often sponsored to the AAOMS meeting and other select conferences.

The Division also hosts one to two-week externships that introduce dental students to a wide range of hospital-oriented oral and maxillofacial surgical care. Please see the page dedicated to this program.

Contact and Application Procedure

Gary F. Bouloux, DDS, MD, MDSc, is our residency program director.

All residency applicants are required to have a DDS or DMD degree from an ADA accredited dental school. Six-year MD integrated track applicants must also have a 3.5 undergraduate GPA. Applications are to be routed to the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) by September 17th. Our program also participates in the National Dental Matching Program (MATCH).

While it is not necessary to send applications to our residency office, we do require that applicants send a passport sized photo and an official copy of undergraduate transcripts by October 1st to:

Tracey Hollingshed,, 404.778.4555
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
Emory University School of Medicine
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Suite 2300 B
Atlanta, GA 30322