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The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency is a four-year program (with an MD option) at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey (SJUMC).  Three affiliated institutions play a role in resident education: the Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) – East Orange VA, Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) and Mountainside Hospital (MH).  The program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), an accrediting body affiliated with the American Dental Association and the next accreditation site visit is now scheduled for 2022

Two residents per year are selected from a large applicant pool that spans the United States and Canada.  One non-categorical OMS intern is also selected annually and is an integral part of the service. The Department of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at SJUMC sponsors two other advanced education programs: a one-year general practice residency and a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry.  The Department’s residents function collaboratively and work together in an environment designed to be conducive to learning while providing high quality care.  Beyond educating its own residents, the Department of Dentistry/OMS provides educational opportunities for dental residents from other hospitals and for students from Touro College of Dental Medicine.

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is part of St. Joseph’s Health, a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by over 5,000 leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams.  Based in Paterson, NJ , St. Joseph’s University Medical Center has the third busiest Emergency Department in the country, is a regional trauma center, includes a state-designated Children’s Hospital and is home to the Regional Craniofacial Center, New Jersey’s busiest cleft palate/craniofacial team.

For more details, please review the program’s Curriculum, Goals and Objectives and the Residency Manual.

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