Dentistry/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
The Dentistgry & Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Department serves a large and diverse population in an active ambulatory care setting, providing emergency and comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.
Inpatient surgical procedures are preformed in six modern operating room suites, equipped with state-of-the art oral and maxillofacial surgery instrumentation, including bone plating systems, implant systems, arthroscopy equipment and lasers.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center's four-year residency program in oral and
maxillofacial surgery is fully accredited by the American Dental
Association and approved by the American Board of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery. There are four positions available, one for each
year of training. The fourth year is at the Chief Resident level.
Residents are exposed to the entire scope of current, state-of-the-art
oral and maxillofacial surgery, e.g., orthognathics, temporomandibular
joint surgery, reconstructive and implant surgery, and sedation and
general anesthetic procedures. A complete and full didactic program is
offered with special lecture series in pain control, physical
diagnosis, orthognathic surgery and surgical anatomy. Monthly grand
rounds are held, at which outside speakers are invited to lecture on
state-of-the-art procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
How to Apply
Please contact the Residency Coordinator for application instructions: 718.250.8258.
Learn more about the Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department.
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Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Division of General Dentistry
Gloria Stallings, Residency Coordinator
integral part of the training of the oral and maxillofacial surgery
residents includes rotations through the clinical areas of The Brooklyn
- 4-month rotation in General Surgery
- 4-month rotation in the Department of Anesthesia
- 2-month rotation in the Department of Medicine
- 1-month rotation in the Department of Emergency Medicine
- 1-month rotation in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Goals and Objectives
To prepare the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents to be qualified in the special skills and expertise necessary to practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in their community.
- To be trained to perform history and physical examinations in order to properly evaluate patients prior to any surgical or anesthetic procedure.
- To be in compliance with the ADA’s standard on Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency programs.
- To incorporate and integrate the biomedical sciences along with essential non-clinical information (infection control, risk management, quality assurance, etc.) into effective clinical patient management.
- To prepare residents to be clinically capable with sufficient knowledge to sit for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
- To be competent and knowledgeable in the applied clinical sciences of anesthesia, surgery, and medicine and their direct impact on quality patient care.
- To be competent and knowledgeable in pain assessment and pain control.
- To instill in the residents a spirit of continuous lifelong educational commitment and scholarly activity in order to advance and enhance their Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery knowledge base.
- History and physical examinations
- Placement of I.V. lines
- Pre-op, post-op, daily orders
- Consultation appropriately completed
- Chart documentation per departmental policies
- Simple and surgical extractions
- Biopsies (hard and soft tissue)
- Simple laceration repair
- Simple intra-oral incision and drainage
- Placement of arch bars and IVY loops
- Treatment of avulsed teeth and alveolar fractures
- Case presentation at weekly conferences
- Prep and drape patient for surgical procedures
- Use of nitrous oxide
- Socket grafting and site preservation techniques
- Use of oral and nasal airways
- Endo-tracheal intubation
- Placement of Foley catheters
- Placement of nasogastric tube
- Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
- Simple implant placement
- ICU orders
- Complex laceration repair
- Simple apicoectomies
- Periodontal soft tissue surgery
- Extra-oral incision & drainage
- Ability to draw arterial blood for analysis
- Biopsy techniques
- Sinus maxillary lifts
- Intra-oral bone harvesting techniques
- Complex implant placement
- I.V. sedation/general anesthesia
- Evaluation of the TMD patient
- TMJ arthocentesis
- Intra-oral open reduction of mandibular fractures
- Closure of oral-intral communications
- Orthognathic treatment planning and surgical model work-up
- Ridge splitting for implant placement
- Repair of complex facial lacerations
- Scar revision
- Mandibular and palatal tori removal
- Calwell-luc sinus procedures
- Closed reduction nasal bone fracture
- Open reduction ZMC fracture and orbital floor fractures and reconstruction
- Open reduction of zygomatic arch fractures
- Cephlometric training
- Onlay bone grafting
- Soft tissue harvesting of mucosal grafts — hard palate, buccal mucosa
- Saggital split osteotomies of mandibular ramus
- Le Fort I osteotomy
- Mandibular/maxillary segmental osteotomies
- Arthroscopy of TM joint
- Vertical ramus osteotomies
- Facial cosmetic procedure botox, collagen fillers
- Open TM joint surgery
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Complex removal of large cysts and benign tumors of the jaws
- Management of the Ludwig angina patient
- Management of the complex benign soft tissue neoplasm in the face
- Genioplasty procedures
- Alloplastic grafting for cosmetic treatment
- Botox techniques
General Dentistry Goals and Objectives
provide the first-year general practice resident with a didactic and
clinical experience on a post-graduate level in all dental specialties.
prepare our general practice residents to develop the skills to act as
primary oral health care providers for a wide variety of diverse
patients, including those patients with special physical, mental and
- To provide our general practice
residents with advanced clinical training and education in pain and
anxiety control management and an overview of sedation techniques.
teach our general practice residents how to function effectively within
the hospital and other health care settings as well as how to function
effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary health care team.
provide didactic and clinical training to allow our general practice
residents to be competent in physical and medical assessment as well as
the recognition and management of dental and medical emergencies.
train our general practice residents in the fundamentals of infection
control, risk management, practice management, professional ethics
continuous quality assessment and improvement and acceptance of
cultural diversity in professional practice.
- To educate
our general practice residents to understand the oral health care needs
of communities and engage them in community service.
train our general practice residents to apply scientific principles to
learning, including critical thinking with regard to journal review and
the use of evidenced-base medicine and dentistry when developing
Optional Second Year GPR Program Goals and Objectives
general practice resident after successfully completing a second year
General Practice Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center will:
- Be proficient and competent in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of patients with temperiomandibular pain disorders.
- Be competent in basic implant surgical placement and restoration.
competent in diagnosing and managing patients with complex dental
prosthetic reconstruction requirements, with special emphasis placed on
- Be competent in management of anxious patients utilizing various forms of conscious sedation modalities.
- Be capable of diagnosis and management of patients with mild to moderate periodontal disease.