Support Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry

Help us build the future of oral medicine by supporting our work in patient care, education, and research. Every gift makes a difference, and allows us to continue innovating in oral and maxillofacial surgery and hospital dentistry, improving the quality of life for patients everywhere as we generate new knowledge.

Support the Oral/Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program

Today, the average medical student at Michigan Medicine is graduating tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Supporting fellows is critical to our department as we continue to train some of the best early career oral/head & neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgeons.

Our program affords these bright minds hands on experience, allowing them to navigate a broad spectrum of cases, employing up-to-the-minute techniques. They also have access to interdisciplinary training and resources throughout Michigan Medicine, as well as educational conferences, encouraging them to think boldly as they begin to perfect their skills.

With your help and the mentorship of world-class physicians, the talents of our oral/head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery fellows will reach far beyond the University of Michigan, and so a gift in support of our up-and-coming surgeons is one that carries broad impact.

Support Research

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Every day, we strive to improve and save lives, and among our top priorities is ensuring that our physicians and scientists have the financial resources needed to delve into complex, multi-disciplinary investigations. In Michigan Medicine’s highly collaborative environment, our physician-scientists share novel insights that bridge basic, translational and clinical research to explore every possibility and maximize outcomes in unforeseen ways.

Philanthropic partnerships are the cornerstones that make our efforts possible. They enable us to build new programs, test innovative ideas, and push the boundaries of science. Donor support allows some of the most highly trained and motivated faculty to break barriers through the investigation of their newest and best ideas. If we think broadly and boldly enough, the difference we make today will directly and profoundly impact patients for generations.

Support Resident Education

The University of Michigan is home to a world-class dual D.D.S./M.D. degree program, arming graduates with an exceptional skill set that yields wide-ranging services and care for patients. Each year at Michigan Medicine, four residents begin a vigorous six-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/ M.D. training curriculum. The integrated program has been developed to provide high quality education that will prepare the residents for a robust career as a surgeon. This is a broad-spectrum, integrated clinical and academic program designed to provide learning opportunities in both cores and expanded scope of OMFS and to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Support for OMFS residents at U-M is more important than ever before. The increasing complexity of medicine and declining public funding are among factors that have elevated tuition. It is for this reason that we need the investment of our donors to help us ensure that the next generation of clinicians have the opportunity to advance their education and change the lives of patients locally, nationally and globally.

Support Faculty Development

Building on a legacy of innovation and leadership, we seek to provide Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/ Hospital Dentistry faculty with the resources they need to make transformative discoveries and then accelerate them into clinical applications. Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to their patients and to the Michigan Medicine. Philanthropic support enables them to not only develop and teach the latest and greatest techniques, but also to continue learning and growing in their field, staying apprised of national and global trends.

We need your help to ensure that Michigan Medicine patients continue to have access to the best OMFS surgeons and researchers. Each member of our faculty contributes special expertise in helping us explore the unanswered questions and solve the complex conditions of the head, face and neck.

Become a Victor

One hundred years ago, in 1917, the visionary Dr. Chalmers J. Lyons established the Oral Surgery Residency Program at the University of Michigan. Since then, the program has grown exponentially under the guidance of great leaders. And, today, the Michigan Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practices the full scope of the specialty. We maintain clinics at the Michigan Medical Center and the School of Dentistry. Our mission is to provide excellent patient care, contribute to basic and clinical research and train the future practitioners and academic leaders of the oral and maxillofacial surgery profession.

Few institutions in the nation are better positioned to advance the future of health care than the Michigan Medicine. We need your involvement and your support to make the next century of medical victories possible.

Contact Us

For more information about specific medical research, or to contribute directly to a specific oral & maxillofacial surgery/hospital dentistry lab, educational endeavor or clinical effort, please contact the Office of Surgery Development.

Maria G. Bertram, Managing Director

Department of Surgery Development