Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is collaboration between the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and Highland Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland. Founded in 2001, the program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Currently, there are three residents in each class for a total of 12 residents.

In this 48-month, year-round program, our residents receive instruction from expert faculty in the basic sciences of anatomy, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. They also gain valuable clinical experience in a variety of areas, including: dentoalveolar surgery, comprehensive management of the implant patient, comprehensive management of dentofacial and craniofacial deformities, surgical management of pathologic lesions, temporomandibular joint surgery, aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery and management of cleft lip and palate, and trauma management.

Upon the successful completion of the residency program, each resident receives an Advanced Education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery certificate.


Rachelle C. Surdilla
Alameda County Medical Center
Highland Hospital Campus
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Clinic
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
Fax: 510.437.5128