The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the highest standard of surgical care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region, soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region, dentofacial and cleft deformities, and basic oral surgical procedures including removal of teeth and the placement of implants. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program is fully accredited with two programs available from which to choose: four year residency program and six year integrated residency/MD program (see curriculum). Both programs are integrated in the University of Tennessee Medical Center, a tertiary care institution with centers of excellence in the Trauma Center, Cancer Institute, Women's Healthcare, the Brain and Spine Institute, and the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute.
Two residents are matched each academic year for the four year residency program and one resident is matched each academic year for the six year integrated residency/MD program. Both programs are designed to provide the resident with the opportunity for sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and to become a knowledgeable and competent practitioner in either an academic environment or private practice. The Department also provides the opportunity for graduates of the four year residency program to complete a Doctor of Medicine degree at the conclusion of the four year program. Four board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and one basic science researcher comprise the full-time faculty. The residency is also supported by five, active part-time volunteer faculty. Many of the faculty have distinguished themselves with international reputations for their subspecialty clinical activities.
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Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Residency Program Director
Fellowship Program Director