Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship

Program Overview

Earl G. Freymiller, MD, DMD
Program Director

The Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one-year internship for dentists who are interested in gaining an additional year of education and experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery beyond that which is taught during dental school. This is an excellent program for those dentists who are interested in becoming oral and maxillofacial surgeons, but who desire further experience prior to beginning a formal residency training program. The intern receives similar education, training, and responsibilities as that of an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident in the first year of a six-year program (please refer to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program). However, this one-year program cannot be counted toward completion of a formal certificate program.

The internship offers strong clinical training, covering the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Surgical cases are performed in the operating rooms of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A considerable component of training is devoted to the presentation of clinically-oriented basic scientific material.

Integrated with the superb clinic training, strong didactic teaching is also emphasized in the curriculum. The scientific background of oral and maxillofacial surgical practice is featured in seminars, lectures, and conferences throughout the year. 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 not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery-Internship is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "Approval without Reporting Requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, website.

Length of Program: 1 year

Number of Positions: 1

Financial Arrangement: A Salary

Contact Us

Dr. Alan Felsenfeld, afelsenfeld@dentistry.ucla.edu

Or, Kristina Etchison
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
(310) 825-3241
ketchison@dentistry.ucla.edu