Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Our residents develop surgical expertise, diagnostic acumen and patient management skills toward an academic career, research career and/or practice.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, offers two certification programs: a six-year certification/MD program and a four-year certification program.

The certificate of training completion and eligibility for taking the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery certification examination is awarded for both programs.

We accept two residents each year.


The residency's objectives are to:

  • Offer a clinical and academic background that meets or exceeds the requirements and essentials of an accredited residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Provide a program that prepares residents for successful completion of the certification examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Develop surgical expertise, diagnostic acumen and patient management skills to enable each resident to pursue an academic career, research career and/or practice in this specialty
  • Foster an attitude of critical inquiry and intellectual self-renewal throughout each resident's career and stimulate the desire to deliver ethical, compassionate and effective health care services
  • Stimulate an intellectual curiosity through the teaching of research methodology and the design and conduct of meaningful research

This program option combines curriculums to lead to a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The minimum duration of study is 72 months.

In this option, residents attend Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, TX as full-time medical students with advanced standing in the second-year medical class. Six months of the medical school program are spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service.

After completion of medical school, residents return to Dallas to complete a one-year general surgery internship at Baylor University Medical Center. The remaining 24 months of the program are spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and Baylor University Medical Center.

The 48-month certificate-only program in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a fully accredited residency made available primarily for United States Federal Service trainees. The first 12 months of the program include time on the parent service as well as a series of resident-level rotations on the general surgery, medicine and anesthesia services.

The final three years of the program are primarily spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service with one-month rotations in the oral pathology, head and neck surgery and oculoplastic surgery services.

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How to Apply

All applicants must submit their applications through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) to be considered for interviews. Most applicants are selected through the National Match program. PASS packets are available from the American Dental Education Association.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

Application Requirements

All applicants must be currently enrolled in an American Dental Association (ADA)-accredited United States dental school or hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from an ADA-accredited United States dental school. Dentists with degrees from foreign countries are not eligible. Those with Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degrees from accredited medical schools may be considered for the combined DDS/MD certificate program with advanced standing dental school admission.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:
  • Composite score of at least 90 on Part 1 of the National Dental Board Examination
  • Ideally be in the top 15 percent of dental school class
  • Maintain a high grade point average
  • Three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty, with one letter from oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty
  • Dean’s letter


Interviews are by invitation. If invited, all applicants are expected to interview in person to be considered for residency appointment.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Kelly Schmidt
Program Coordinator
Phone: 214.828.8170

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospital, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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