How to Apply


Applicants who have completed dental school with a DDS or DMD from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) are eligible to apply for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program.

Canadian and internationally trained dental graduates are eligible to apply if they:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Have a US dental school equivalent of GPA of 3.7 or above.
  • Have completed 2 additional years of a CODA-accredited dental program earning a DDS or DMD (international graduates only).
  • Have passed the National Board of Dental Education Part I and Part II exams.
  • Are eligible for a Michigan Educational Limited Dental and Controlled Substance License.

If you don’t meet these criteria yet are interested in advanced postgraduate training, please contact the U-M Internationally Trained Dentist Program at the School of Dentistry.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident to receive hospital funding for residency.

Applicants who are H-1B visa eligible may also pursue enrollment in this program. The Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry is unable to fund H-1B visas. For more about visa requirements at U-M, contact the U-M International Center.

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

How to Apply

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program participates in the Match. You must apply to our program through PASS and enroll in the Match.

Applications are due Oct. 15.

Please submit a 2x2 photo and include your name on the back of the photo along with any other application materials. Submit this directly to the program at:

Program Coordinator
University of Michigan
1515 E. Hospital Drive
Towsley Center G1218, SPC 5222
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5222