Dr. Dale Bloomquist, Acting Chair
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences Center B-241
Seattle, WA 98195-7134
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the dental specialty which focuses upon the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of diseases and disorders; trauma and defects; benign and malignant pathology; infection; and esthetic aspects of the face, mouth, jaws and neck. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a predoctoral and a 4-year advanced education program in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and a 1-year hospital based general practice residency (GPR).
The primary objective of the undergraduate program is to provide didactic and clinical training in routine dentoalveolar surgery, management of medically compromised patients, local anesthesia and sedation, and pain control. The 4-year OMS residency training program is designed to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and includes integrated didactic and clinical instruction in oral and maxillofacial surgery, medicine, general surgery, anesthesia; anatomy and pathology. The 1-year General Practice Residency Program (with a second year option) is designed to provide advanced training in all areas of dentistry in order to enhance the skills acquired during pre-doctoral education. These objectives are achieved through integrating a unique clinical and didactic program only available through a dental school/hospital based program.
The guiding principles of both programs include compassion, respect and acknowledgement of the inherent dignity of patients; high moral and ethical standards; commitment to lifelong learning; and technical excellence in the full scope of the profession.