Shawn McClure, D.M.D., M.D.
Welcome from the Program Director
Welcome From Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. When applying to a residency program students and residents must take many aspects into account. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at NOVA/NSU College of Dental Medicine/Broward Health Medical Center is a four-year training program that accepts three residents per year for a total of twelve residents. In order to apply to our program, the applicant must be a graduate from an accredited dental school in the United States or Canada. If the applicant is from Canada the applicant must have the TN NAFTA Professionals Visa. If the applicant is residing in the United States, they must be a permanent resident of the United States.
The program is designed to provide residents with a broad academic and surgical experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Clinical exposure is through two Level I trauma centers in Broward County and two outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. Residents will gain experience in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery while providing services in ambulatory care centers, emergency departments, trauma bays and in the operating room. Particular strengths include maxillofacial trauma, benign and malignant pathology, reconstruction, cleft and craniofacial surgery, facial cosmetics, dentoalveolar surgery, implant placement and temporomandibular joint surgery. Residents are assigned formal rotations in anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, medicine, general/trauma surgery and cosmetic surgery.
The curriculum is designed to develop clinical, academic, and communicative skills that will provide for diversified career options. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue a contemporary full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice and be prepared for specialty board certification.
About the Program
Our department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a four-year certificate program which is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for the training of three residents per year. Delivering comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgical coverage for two level-one trauma centers and two children’s hospitals, residents are exposed to the breadth of the specialty and well prepared for the rigors of specialty board examinations.
Off service rotations provide residents with opportunities unique to our program. A high volume pediatric surgical facility, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive experience in pediatric anesthesia and airway management. While assigned to the trauma surgery services, residents develop their surgical skills operating alongside staff trauma surgeons as first assistant. PGYIII residents spend two weeks learning advanced techniques in dental implant surgery from world renowned surgeon Dr. Anthony Sclar. During the PGYIV year, residents spend one month in a private practice learning the intricacies of facial cosmetic surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Curtis Schalit.
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine provides a steady referral stream for third molar surgery, dental implants, and orthognathic surgery.
Residents are trained in the comprehensive management of benign and malignant pathology of the maxillofacial complex, with residents intimately involved in the process of diagnosis, operative planning, and surgical management. Reconstructive training includes the breadth of conventional bone grafting techniques as well as microvascular reconstruction.
NSU oral and maxillofacial surgery functions as a core service on the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team. Through this affiliation, our residents are exposed to cleft lip and palate surgery, alveolar cleft grafting, cranial vault remodeling, and cleft orthognathic surgery.
Our program embraces the implementation of cutting edge techniques and technologies into surgical planning and execution. With an in-house 3-d printer, CT scans are quickly converted into three-dimensional models for use in operative planning. Virtual surgical planning and custom milled hardware are used to guide both orthognathic surgery and tumor resection/reconstruction.
Residents work in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Broward Health Medical Center offers a four-year certificate program oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Broward Health offers a four-year certificate program which is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Residents are exposed to the breadth of the specialty and well prepared for the rigors of specialty board examinations.
Residents develop their surgical skills operating as first assistant alongside full-time academic OMFS Surgeons.
Program has been designed to give residents a broad academic and didactic experience.
Five Months - OMFS
Four Months - Adult Anesthesia
One Month - Pediatric Anesthesia
Two Months - Internal Medicine
Six Months - OMFS
Six Months – Trauma/General Surgery
Eleven Months – OMFS
Two weeks – Dental implant surgery and soft tissue management
Two weeks – Dental implant surgery and bone grafting
One week – Board review course
Four Months – Chief Resident of Broward Health Medical Center OMFS
Four Months – Chief Resident of NSU/Memorial Regional Hospital OMFS
Three Months – OMFS
One Month – Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Meet our Residents
Meet our residents from across the country and abroad, representing the diverse culture of South Florida. Broward Health takes pride in its training programs with broad perspectives that enrich the residents' learning experience.Oral Maxillofacial Surgery