Program Overview

At Michigan, you’ll find a comprehensive education program that complements your dental training with broad exposure to oral and maxillofacial surgery across a clinical population of diverse and complex cases.

The U-M Oral & Maxillofacial Residency Program admits 3 residents a year, and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association. The program is 6 years, with 2 years spent in medical school.

Training includes but is not limited to:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery and computer-aided surgery
  • Pediatric maxillofacial surgery and congenital anomalies
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Benign and malignant pathology
  • Free tissue transfer / microvascular reconstruction
  • Trauma of the head and neck
  • Outpatient and general anesthesia in adults and pediatrics
  • Surgical management of the airway
  • Dental implants and maxillofacial implants
  • Minimally invasive and open temporomandibular joint disorder treatments

Clinical Setting

You’ll rotate on surgical services across Michigan Medicine, a highly ranked academic medical center that’s home to 3 hospitals and 6 specialty centers on our core medical campus in Ann Arbor.

Home to a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, U-M attracts patients from around the region, the country, and the world. Because of our status as a referral center, we see a high volume of cases, including advanced and rare cases you won’t find at other institutions.


In your first two years of residency, you’ll focus on learning medicine, patient care, and basic surgical skills, as well as completing USMLE step 1 and step 2.

Your third year emphasizes clinical/surgical experiences in anesthesia and general surgery.

Fourth year rounds off the general surgery requirement for your 2-year certificate, and then you’ll begin oral and maxillofacial surgery training.

In your final two years, you’ll focus on further developing and gaining proficiency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

All of our residents have passed the qualifying exam of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Curriculum

Conferences & Lectures

Residents participate in an active didactic schedule of conferences, lectures, and journal clubs that emphasizes topics beyond the level of a pre-doctoral OMFS curriculum.

Research & Academic Opportunities

Many of our residents are involved in clinical as well as basic science research, and travel nationally and internationally to present on their projects. Research is encouraged, but is not required.

Learn more about research in the section →


Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”. 

Learn more on the GME Office website →


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

Phone: (734) 232-6048

Fax: (734) 936-5941


Please contact the Program Administrator with any questions.

Program Director

Justine Moe

Justine S. Moe, MD, DDS

Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Associate Director, Oncology/Microvascular Surgery Fellowship