Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Contact Information
Earl G. Freymiller, DMD, MD
The Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjunction with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, offers a six-year training program leading to the MD degree and a certificate of specialization in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program includes three years as a resident on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, two years as a full-time student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and one year as an intern/resident on the General Surgery Service of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. This comprehensive program is hospital-oriented, with a well-proportioned balance of inpatient and outpatient care. For the oral and maxillofacial surgery resident interested in research, UCLA offers options for year-long research fellowships, MS programs, and PhD programs.
The goal of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at UCLA is to prepare a clinically superior surgeon who possesses the additional knowledge and ability to pursue a career in any aspect of oral surgery, be it clinical, teaching, or research-oriented. This program offers comprehensive clinical training, covering the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Residents can experience rotations in maxillofacial radiology, oral pathology, orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, TMJ pathology, implantology, facial trauma, and facial pain. A considerable component of training is devoted to the presentation of clinically-oriented basic scientific material.
Alongside a superb clinical curriculum, the program also offers strong didactic teaching. The scientific background of oral surgical practice is emphasized in seminars, lectures, and conferences throughout the training program. Lecture courses are offered in the areas of internal medicine, physical diagnosis, oral pathology, head and neck radiation therapy, dental implantology, and head and neck anatomy (including clinically relevant cadaveric dissection).
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Length of Program: 6 years
Number of Positions: 2
- DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited program
- Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE)
- Submit primary materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Please visit the ADEA PASS webpage for more information.
- Submit the , CBSE score report, CV, and official undergraduate transcripts directly to the Student Affairs Office:
- Participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) for oral and maxillofacial surgery programs.
- Professional Evaluation Forms* Two letters in addition to the two allowed through ADEA PASS. Submit to: Dr. Earl Freymiller c/o V. Nicholas; 10833 Le Conte Avenue; Room 53-076 CHS; Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials are received. If an applicant with an incomplete file has sufficient merit based on the materials received to qualify for an interview, a conditional interview will be granted, contingent upon missing materials being received and the applicant still being deemed acceptable for an interview by the admissions committee.
PASS Application Deadline: September 16
UCLA Supplemental Application Deadline: September 16
Selected candidates will be invited to interview. If you have been selected, you will be contacted by telephone with a follow-up letter by mid-October.
Timing of Interviews: Early November
Approximate Number of Candidates Selected for Interviews: 12 – 14
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:
- Academic achievement (GPA and class rank if available)
- Performance on CSBE
- Post-dental school accomplishments
- Extracurricular achievements
- Excellent clinical ability
- Strong work ethic
- Content of personal statement
- Content of recommendation letters; one letter must be from the Dean of the applicant's dental school
Applicants will be notified of acceptance through the Match service. To find out when results will be available, please consult the Match service.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery