Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The UKCD Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery graduate program is physically located on the fifth floor of the College of Dentistry. Additional teaching locations for residents include Chandler Medical Center, the Veterans Administrative Hospital in Lexington, and the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Residents in the six-year integrated combined medical degree program of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery interact with dental students and with the other postgraduate programs in the College of Dentistry. They train extensively on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service gaining experience in inpatient and outpatient surgery. They complete 26 months of medical school followed by a year of general surgery rotations, and a year as chief resident in OMFS.
Dental students spend two weeks of their third and fourth years primarily on the fifth floor of the College of Dentistry. During this time they interact with faculty and residents and see multiple patients, which reinforces medical assessment of the compromised patient. They are also allowed to manage routine dentoalveolar surgical patients and participate in some of the teaching activities of the residency program.