oral surgery

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    OMFS Internship Opportunities - POST HERE ONLY

    I know this time of year, everyone is trying to figure out exactly how they want to fill out their rank list, but I just want to take the time to post a little about my experiences at my OMFS internship so that those of you not fortunate enough to MATCH will be aware of the opportunities...
  2. N

    Stanford Dental Medicine and Surgery Fellowship 2020-21

    Great opportunity for those looking into OMFS and did not match this year. You will have an opportunity to work with multiple oral surgeons and hospital dentists.
  3. Maryamsinai

    July 2020 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Non Categorical Position Available

    Hi everyone, Mount Sinai health system in new york city is excited to announce to have three non-categorical positions for oral and maxillofacial surgery starting in July 2020. Who qualifies: - completed a GPR1 - interest in OMS what to do Send the CV to [email protected] Feel...
  4. PhansterZ

    OMS Residency AMA 2020

    Haven’t done one of these in a while. I’m enrolled in a 6-year combined MD-OMS residency program. On my anesthesia rotation, so I have a lot of free time. Ask me anything! Here’s a link to the previous AMA I did 2 years ago. https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/oms-residency-ama.1297706/
  5. D

    How do I apply for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering how to go about applying for an OMFS internship/non-categorical position. Can anyone explain the process? Should I contact/send my application before or on match day? Should my application be mailed or emailed? Should I fill out a PASS application? What documents...
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    Better route for Oral Surgery application: Retake CBSE or Internship after dental school?

    To all my fellow Oral & Maxillofacial maniacs (students, residents, practicing doctors) Main question: If you do poorly on your CBSE and don’t get in first time appplying, would you be more competitive if you do an internship after dental school or if you retake the CBSE and aim for a 70+...
  7. Cito

    Studying during the last few weeks before CBSE

    So I have an externship next week for 1 week so I'm a bit limited there with studying time during the day; however, the next test date is August 17th. I have a total of 1830 questions left on Uworld but since I'm focusing on higher yield sections like pathophys, micro, path, immuno, anatomy...
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    Should I keep trying for OMFS?

    I know asking this question is like beating a dead horse, but hey, where else will I get a straight forward answer? Currently a D2, at a state school (if that matters), and trying to see if I should keep putting the effort in towards getting into either a 4 or 6 yr OMFS program. I know the first...
  9. chomuballer

    OMFS chances.

    Hi all, New member here. Currently entering D3 year. I took my CBSE in Feb, scored a 65, my class rank is among the top 5% in the class. What are my chances (considering a 3.1 undergrad GPA) for 4 or 6 year programs? Another question I have is, how do they calculate your undergrad GPA, is it...
  10. thebadkabob

    Cannot shadow oral surgeon due to new HIPAA regulations 2019?

    I shadowed my oral surgeon once in 2017 and continuously shadowed my dentist until now. I recently reached out to my oral surgeon again to see if I can shadow him before I start dental school in July 2019. He responded back saying that HIPAA has updated regulations that prohibit me from...
  11. docdew

    CBSE advice for OMFS residency

    I am currently trying to formulate some sort of study plan/schedule for tackling the CBSE, but it seems quite thoroughly overwhelming. There are so many study resources and so little time with which we, as dental students, actually have to study this material. I see my med school friends...
  12. T

    Applying to OMFS as a fairly recent grad

    Hello, new to SDN. I'm a little more than 2 years out of dental school and considering going back and pursuing OMFS. It's difficult getting good information about residency when in private practice so I figured I'd start here. I graduated in 2017 top 10 in my class (3.9+ GPA) and was awarded OKU...
  13. V

    Will I have a shot at any 6yr OMFS program?

    Hi all, I am studying for the CBSE right now, plan to take it in February but really distraught because I have seen a few posts regarding the importance of an undergraduate GPA for acceptance into a 6 year program. My undergrad performance was, by no means, stellar (~3.3 if you don't...
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    Applying to only 4 year OMFS programs? Bad idea?

    I'm a D3 and starting to look into externships for OMFS. I've read countless threads and done my own research and on 4 vs 6 year programs and I've decided that given my currently family situation, age, and where and how I plan to practice, a 4 year program is the route I want to take. My...
  15. J

    University of Maryland OMFS

    Update on Maryland: When I was on the interview trail, it felt like common knowledge that University of Maryland was known for two things: All cancer all the time and being a malignant environment. Having completed my first year of residency at this program, I hope to give you all an accurate...
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    OMFS non-categorical internship position available at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Training Opportunity for July 2018 - June 2019 Recent opening for a non-categorical oral surgery intern in a CODA approved OMFS residency program in Brooklyn, NY. If interested, please contact Gloria Stallings at 718-250-8258...
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    Question about oral surgery vs dentistry

    I am just curious about the benefits of each career path. I am interested in both, and my father is a rather successful GP. If I chose the dental route, I would just step into his office, if not that path I would go for oral surgery. One of the things I find the most interesting is implants, and...
  18. B

    DDS/PhD research topics

    Hello! I recently got accepted into a DDS/PhD Program and extremely excited to start my independent research! However, I am having a difficult time trying to decide the research lab. I'm unsure if my PhD research will matter when I choose a residency. If it does matter, I'm not sure what...
  19. V

    ENDO to OMFS

    Current Endo resident here extremely interested in OMFS. Is it possible and practical to practice concurrently as an endodontist and oral surgeon? I know endodontists that place implants, but I'm more interested in the broader scope of OS in addition to endo. Any feedback from practicing or...
  20. S

    Guided Implant Surgery- Experiences, Preferences

    I have only used Invivo/Anatomage in the past, and am mostly satisfied with the outcomes. I'm looking to expand familiarity with other systems and planning software. Would like some advice or opinions from those with first hand experience using various systems. Thanks in advance. What is...
  21. PhansterZ

    OMS Residency AMA

    I’m in a 6-year integrated OMS program. Just finished my OBGYN rotation, and have some free time. Ask away!
  22. K

    Advice needed-GP applying to omfs internship

    Hey everyone, I graduated DS in 2016. Was on track for omfs. Long story short, an urgent and very difficult family matter that began during D3 ultimately brought me home for two years following graduation. Worked as a GP—love my patients, but obviously don’t love the work. It allowed me to be...
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    Apply to both GPR/OMFS in the same cycle?

    Hey guys! I'm a current 3DN, and I waited a bit too long to make up my mind about residencies. I always figured I'd fall back on an AEGD/GPR and just do general if I didn't decide on something. Recently I've been getting drawn in to OMFS and am seriously considering applying for a 4 year...
  24. whosnisarg

    What to do after OMFS Residency?

    Hey! What type of hospital jobs are available after completing an OMFS residency? Any limited to those with the MD (6-Year)? I heard that one can pursue oncology afterwards and was curious what they are open to practice in a hospital setting! Thanks, guys! :)
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    How to pick/rank your OMS residencies, from a senior resident.

    I've been meaning to post this for a year or so, but here it goes. One thing matters when you rank your options. One thing above all else. You'll encounter a lot of advice and methodology for ranking programs; people will record sedations, talk about osteotomy numbers, talk about their areas of...
  26. M

    [advice needed] Starting an OMFS Student Organization

    Hey everybody, I'm currently a second year dental student, pursuing an OMFS residency post-graduation. There is currently no OMFS organization at my school and myself and a fellow student are in the works of creating our own organization. For anybody that is currently on an exec. board or...
  27. T

    ***Official*** OMS 2018 Interviews

    Welcome to this years interview listing for the OMFS entering class of 2018. Please post when you receive an interview (email/phone/etc), institution, and dates provided. Good luck to everyone!
  28. rootcanalsaregood

    Shadowing My OMFS while I'm in High School?

    There are a few threads I've seen about shadowing in high school, but mostly just about shadowing general dentists and not oral surgeons. I'm really interested in dentistry and I hope to specialize and become an oral surgeon after regular dental school and I really want to shadow the oral...
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    Question for practicing dentists

    This is my first post here on SDN, and it is a question that has always intrigued me. I am not specifically asking how much money any specialty makes, however I am curious about the dental GPR hospital residencies. I am considering hopefully going into OMFS down the road as I love the field, but...
  30. M

    OMFS vs. ENDO

    Which is more stressful/hectic day to day in private practice and which has the harder road to opening a practice? What are private practice oral surgeons and endodontists ACTUALLY making? "Average" salaries posted on career websites don't seem remotely accurate.....(i'm very interested in both...
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    Applying to 4-yr OMFS from a 6-yr program. Need advice.

    Hey guys. Yet another time I need SDN wisdom. So, I'm at a dental school that offers a 6-yr OMFS program. All of the attendings are MD's. When I talk to them, they obviously are biased toward 6-year program and they think the MD degree makes one a better surgeon. I've been having meetings with...
  32. M

    Preparing For OMFS Residency

    Hey all, I will be starting my D1 year this July. A big problem I had in my undergraduate was not knowing what I should be doing with my spare time to help my application, and my undergrad advising was garbage (here is looking at you University of Colorado). I was wondering if anybody had any...
  33. 56101991

    For the sake of argument, what is the best dental speciality and why?

    Benefits/disadvantages to each in private practice?
  34. doctor dolittle

    DIFFICULT EXTRACTION OF ROOT

    Some days ago I had to extract a canine that was distroyed until down the gingival margin. On the distal, there was a great bone loss because all the teeth were extracted many years ago. On the mesial there where the lateral and central incisors and so on.. At the beginning I used an elevator(...
  35. NicktheTooth

    Propensity for Specialization- UNLV vs. NYU

    Open discussion about good schools that increase your chance to get into a specialization. In particular, any words on UNLV's pre-doctorate DDS program vs. NYU ???
  36. T

    DO/DMD Question on Specializing

    Hey guys, My school offers a DO/DMD 6 year program. I am interested in dentistry and neurology. I wanted to either specialize in oral surgery or orthodontics, and neurosurgery. Would this be possible or what would my options look like and how would my career path look like? Thanks, much...
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    Be straight: Specializing and Gunners

    Everyday I sit in class and I can't help and see the wheels spinning on the gunners who live to one-up their classmates each day. I decided to make an account and ask this because its been on my mind. I intend on specializing and I am somewhat certain I am in the top 20%. I overheard some of my...
  38. S

    OMFS hopeful - Horrible gpa/class rank, but good CBSE (74). How is this combo viewed?

    Does a decent/high CBSE score make up for a poor class rank? My rank/gpa is atrocious compared to most OMFS applicants. I'm probably right at the 50/60th percentile or lower, for my class. I studied for, and took the CBSE though, and got a 74. I've been told I'm sh** out of luck - but do you...
  39. UltraTooth

    Dual Degree OMFS Residencies -- The Scales are Tipping

    The advantages of a dual degree OMFS residency over a single degree one is becoming an established fact. Witness this career advice posted by the University of California, San Francisco: Q: Is a dual degree necessary? A: According to panelists, prospective applicants should ask themselves...