Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry

At the University of Michigan Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry, we know the importance of a holistic approach to health. That’s why our work combines excellence in patient care with the biomedical advances developed through our research to achieve outcomes that improve quality of life, from restoring a smile to easing chronic pain. We extend this excellence through training the next leaders and best in the field.

With more than 8,000 outpatient clinic visits and more than 1,200 operative cases a year, Michigan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry serves as a recognized center of excellence and one of the oldest units of its kind in the country. Our strengths reflect the breadth of academic surgery, from diverse residency and fellowship experiences to skilled clinical care to impactful research.

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Clinical Strengths

Backed by the comprehensive and technologically advanced resources of Michigan Medicine, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons and hospital dentists provide the full range of clinical services, from cleft lip and palate repair to TMJ treatment to corrective jaw surgery using advanced 3D simulation for surgical precision.

Our specialties include repair of congenital anomalies; microvascular reconstruction of head and neck trauma; treatment of oral, head and neck cancers; dental implants; and multidisciplinary care for obstructive sleep apnea. We treat both children and adults. 

Training

Our education programs offer one of the most diverse and comprehensive experiences for oral surgery trainees anywhere in the country. We offer residency programs in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general practice hospital dentistry, as well as a fellowship in oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery. We also offer an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Research

Through our research, we’re breaking new ground in regenerative medicine, with R01-funded work in cell-based therapeutic devices and products, as well as several active clinical trials in sleep apnea, TMJ, and speech rehabilitation for oral cancer patients. Our institution also houses the Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery National Database for oral cancer data.