Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program


Broward Health offers a four-year accredited program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) sponsored by the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and Broward Health Medical Center.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program

Broward Health offers a four-year accredited program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) sponsored by the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and Broward Health Medical Center.

Coordinator:

Zuzanna Krawiec

Phone:

954-459-2094

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.

Program Highlights

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 alongside staff trauma surgeons as first assistant.

Residents develop their surgical skills operating alongside staff trauma surgeons as first assistant.

Program has been designed to give residents a broad academic and didactic experience.

Curriculum

Schedule:

PGYI:

Five Months - OMFS

Four Months - Adult Anesthesia

One Month - Pediatric Anesthesia

Two Months - Internal Medicine

PGYII:

Six Months - OMFS

Six Months – Trauma/General Surgery

PGYIII

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

PGYIV

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

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Meet our Residents

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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery