Oral Surgery Curriculum

Our residents receive a variety of surgical experiences at several hospitals and clinics, including Highland, Kaiser and Children's Hospitals in Oakland and California Pacific Medical Center and University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

The year-round residency program is 48 months in length, and is divided into 30 months of oral and maxillofacial surgery, four months of medicine, and four months of surgery (including trauma), four months of surgical specialties (ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology), two months of plastic surgery and one month of oral pathology.

Senior residents spend four months as chief at Highland Hospital where trauma and pathology cases are prevalent, four months at Kaiser Hospital where orthognathic and reconstructive surgery cases are seen in great numbers and four months in San Francisco handling major cases at California Pacific Medical Center and implant cases at the dental school.

Residents receive a PGY1 to PGY4 stipend.