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Hello, everyone!
I have been researching opportunities and pathways for internationally trained specialists to gain recognition and practise that scope legally in the particular country. As a European graduate and postgraduate in Oral surgery(many of you would probably be familiar with the schism of OS and MFS in most of Europe) that is settled within the union.
I got acquinted with the The Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program (DSATP) in some of the Canadian Unis relating to certain specialties and as far as I read non such is available in the U.S..
Has anyone got info whether you stand any slightest chance for matching in an OMS program as a specialist applicant(in my EU country OS has broad spectrum up to trauma, orthognathics, cheilo and palatoplasty) without having a US/Canada DMD/DDS, presuming competitve CBSE/Rank/GPA are at hand?
Thank you!
 

sam shaar

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Pretty difficult but not impossible, you can definitely find foreign trained dentist who match into OMFS programs (don't personally know them but they exist at least according to the match statistics), however you need an exceptional resume which seems like you have one, I'd take the CBSE test and attempt an application cycle, some programs require an accredited DDS/DMD for licensing/state aid reasons but not all, do some research the ADEA programs search engine is a good start, reach out to program directors and kill the CBSE, sometimes externships or even research internships (like what Case Western offers) can be a way in, good luck
 
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lp3k11

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As far as I know, Oral Surgery is not an specialty in most of Europe; UK, France, Germany, Spain, countries that by they way, I know well. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery it is.

It is a different story that I am aware that there are MSc and MClinDent Programmes in Oral Surgery.

If you are looking for a shortcut, in the US, there isn't. Basically you will have to do an Advance Standing Programme (2-3 years). Then, most likely, keep working on your CV. That means, doing a GPR, or AEGD, Externship, Internship, etc. Then apply for a Residency.

If you have money and patience, go for it. If you don't, sorry.
 
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lp3k11

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There are posts on this forum and other websites that will tell you the same. Here is an example: Applying to OMFS as a Foreign Trained Dentist | AccessOMFS

To sum up. In theory, is possible, but I could also say that "dreams come true". That doesn't mean anything.

There are "Foreign" Maxillofacial Surgeons in the US. I actually know by reputation a few. But what they basically did is, they started all over again. In other words, no shortcuts.
 
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