UW School of Dentistry

OMS Residency Program

Contact Information

Dr. Dillon

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

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

OMS Program
University of Washington
Department of Oral and 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.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is a 6-year advanced education training program leading to MD, and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The residency program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and designed to meet the board certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). Residents receive training at leading area hospitals which include UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Swedish Medical Center (SWE), and VA Puget Sound Medical Center (VA).

While all OMS Service rotations provide the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the different hospitals may have different areas of focus.  This compliment of OMS service rotations afford the resident trainees a comprehensive experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The primary focus of treatment at the University of Washington Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is elective reconstructive surgery.   Harborview Medical Center experience includes reconstructive surgery and treatment of facial trauma, with a major emphasis in the fields of oncology and head and neck surgery.

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, and Northwest Hospital orthognathic rotations provides training to our residents in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery and trauma at their O.R. facilities.

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 research interests and other academic pursuits.

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  Goals And Objectives

The overall objective of the program is to demonstrate innovation and progressive thinking.  Promote sound judgment, technical skills, integrity, professionalism, and compassion for patients requiring full scope OMS. Our aim is to nurture the leaders of the future, encourage responsibility as ambassadors of our specialty and promote life-long learning both inter and intra disciplinary

The goal is to provide structured learning in an environment of mutual respect and collaboration where residents are evaluated in medical knowledge and patient care in each of the core practice domains: Operative techniques–seeing, doing, teaching; Clinical judgment; OR preparation and technical skills; Team player and professionalism-attendance, leadership and attitude; Continuity of care; Medical knowledge; and Practice based learning-life-long learning of information, technology and teaching skills utilizing library resources, internet, social media, journal review, peer review discussion; case review discussion, and local, national and international meetings

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.