Curriculum Breakdown

Our training program emphasizes:

  • Independent surgery under the direct supervision of faculty. Our culture ensures that training is directed by and coordinated carefully through our faculty.
  • Simulation Training. Workshops are available for our residents to augment their academic and operative training. These include OMS Boot Camp, Cadaveric Surgical Dissection, Implant Placement, and Trauma Plating.
  • National and Regional Meetings. Time and financial assistance is provided to every resident to attend national and regional meetings, including the AAMOS, the ACOMS, and the Chalmers Lyons meeting.
  • Level 1 Trauma Hospitals. Training is conducted at two busy Level I trauma hospitals and at the third-largest VA clinic in the country, with the focus on treating chronically ill patients and implant placement.
  • A strong education in TMJ, esthetic, and orthognathic procedures and countless dentoalveolar general sedation cases.
  • Preparation to be leaders in the field. We train competent and knowledgeable surgeons and leaders in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and prepare residents for their future academic, private practice, or fellowship endeavors.

Surgical Activity

The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at CWRU offers comprehensive training in all the major aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to performing cases of reconstructive, orthognathic, pathology and trauma surgery, we are one of the very few OMFS programs that offers a comprehensive training in the field of esthetic surgery performed in the hospital and clinical settings.

The average number of procedures from the 2018-2019 academic year are broken down in the main categories of OMFS surgery:

  • Orthognathic/Craniofacial: 221
  • Trauma: 199
  • Pathology: 248
  • Reconstructive: 297
  • Other: 1,461

Cumulative 5-year Anesthesia Cases for the Class of 2019:

  Ambulatory Deep Sedation (Adult) Ambulatory Deep Sedation (Pediatric) Total General Anesthesia/Deep Sedation (Adult) Total General Anesthesia/Deep Sedation (Pediatric)
Graduate A 212 44 372 50
Graduate B 129 70 246 107
Graduate C 160 67 345 107
Graduate D 291 92 365 138