OMS Residency Program

Contact Information

Dr. Dillon

Jasjit K. Dillon, DDS, MD, BDS, FDSRCS
Program Director

Applicants Contact
Susan Lael
**please enter “OMFS Residency Program Application” in the subject line

OMFS Program
University of Washington
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1959 NE Pacific Street
HSB # B241
Box 357134
Seattle, WA 98195-7134

Phone: 206.543.7496

Verification of Residency Training: Please submit request for residency training verification via Fax to: 206.685.7222; Attn: Residency Program Manager. To ensure accuracy, please provide the full name (as well as any aliases), and trainee’s Date of Birth, along with trainee’s written authorization to disclose information to 3rd party.

ALERT: The University of Washington School of Medicine approved a MD/OMS certificate program and the Commission on Dental Accreditation approved the program’s request for major change. The first class for the newly approved/accredited 6 year MD/OMS certificate program will be enrolled in July 2015. The six-year MD/OMS certificate will be the only OMS program offered at the University of Washington. Please check back periodically for updates and additional information. [Posted: August 8, 2014]

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is 6 year education program leading to MD, and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. An integrated clinical and didactic program, the residency is fully accredited and designed to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Residents receive training at leading area hospitals such as UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

The primary focus of treatment at the University of Washington Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is elective reconstructive surgery while the Harborview Medical Center experience is centered around the surgical correction of maxillofacial injuries.

The Veteran’s Administrative Medical Center is a large modern facility providing a wide scope of medical and surgical services, with a large dental facility.  The scope of practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery includes dentoalveolar surgery, trauma, reconstructive and pre-prosthetic surgery and implants.

The Swedish Medical Center orthognathic rotation provides training to our residents in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery and trauma at their O.R. facilities.

The rotation at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon combines reconstructive surgery and treatment of facial trauma, with a major emphasis in the fields of oncology and head and neck surgery.

The objective of the training program is to provide practitioners with a thorough background in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, time is allotted to give trainees the opportunity to pursue individual interests in the fields of research, optional clinical rotations, etc.

Trainees are required to complete a minimum of two publications as a formal part of the program before beginning their final clinical year. A faculty advisor is assigned and the format for the publication is established at the beginning of the training program.

Program Philosophy

The basic aim of our training program is to produce oral and maxillofacial surgeons with as broad an educational base as possible and with wide clinical experience. Candidates accepted into the program will receive a minimum of four years of training. Thirty-six months Thirty-six months (32 months in Seattle and 4 months in Portland) are spent in clinical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and 12 months are spent in clinical medical rotations.

Scope of Surgery at the University of Washington

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is in an exciting period of growth and development, with regard to both the scope and the complexity of cases that surgeons are called upon to treat. It is presumed that this trend will continue. The present program is very strong in orthognathic, trauma, and implant surgery. Expanding areas are those related to minor oral surgery, pediatric oral surgery, and surgical pathology of the jaws and adjacent anatomy.

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