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Program Coordinator, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Digna Rivera
Phone: 305-585-5326
Email: drivera@jhsmiami.org

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Matching Services Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from May 15 until September 15. Interviews are traditionally conducted in November, but are dependent on scheduling and may fluctuate.

Call Schedule

Throughout the entire residency, on call is in-house and based on year of training.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must submit official National Board Dental Examination scores for Part I and Part II, and National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination score (OMS only).

Postgraduate Training:
There is no postgraduate training required.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Mission & Vision

Our faculty is committed to providing the highest quality patient care in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques. Our goal is for fellows, residents and interns to receive the highest quality education in basic, as well as advanced, techniques in minor and major oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Mission & Vision

Our faculty is committed to providing the highest quality patient care in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques. Our goal is for fellows, residents and interns to receive the highest quality education in basic, as well as advanced, techniques in minor and major oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Program Director’s Welcome

We thank you for your interest in our program. The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is a large trauma, tumor and reconstructive center in South Florida. Our program is an American Dental Association-accredited (through the Commission on Dental Accreditation), four-year certificate program offered to U.S. and Canadian citizens.

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program covers 10 operating rooms per week at four hospital sites, and includes coverage of outpatient clinics at each of the four sites, as well. One of the four hospitals is Jackson Memorial Hospital, a public hospital and Level I trauma center caring for severe facial trauma patients and the underserved population of South Florida.

The residency program offers vast training in all oral and maxillofacial subspecialties including, anesthesia; dental implantology; maxillofacial trauma; orthognathic surgery; pathology; preprosthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. There is a constant interaction with medicine; oncology; pathology; surgery and other ancillary services.

The residents will be involved in research on an ongoing basis throughout the residency, closely supervised by the program director and other faculty. The residents are encouraged to present results at national and international meetings.

The program receives national and international referrals and is exposed to pathology that other programs see only in textbooks; however, the true pride of the program involves the volume and variety of cases, along with extensive resident involvement in surgical management.

The surgical and anesthesia experience offered to the residents begins the first year and continues for an intense, four-year period.

Our overall objective is to provide a comprehensive education for the residents, while properly preparing residents for their future practices. The ultimate intention of the faculty is for all graduates of this program to become certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

-Yoh Sawatari, DDS

Program Director’s Welcome

We thank you for your interest in our program. The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is a large trauma, tumor and reconstructive center in South Florida. Our program is an American Dental Association-accredited (through the Commission on Dental Accreditation), four-year certificate program offered to U.S. and Canadian citizens.

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program covers 10 operating rooms per week at four hospital sites, and includes coverage of outpatient clinics at each of the four sites, as well. One of the four hospitals is Jackson Memorial Hospital, a public hospital and Level I trauma center caring for severe facial trauma patients and the underserved population of South Florida.

The residency program offers vast training in all oral and maxillofacial subspecialties including, anesthesia; dental implantology; maxillofacial trauma; orthognathic surgery; pathology; preprosthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. There is a constant interaction with medicine; oncology; pathology; surgery and other ancillary services.

The residents will be involved in research on an ongoing basis throughout the residency, closely supervised by the program director and other faculty. The residents are encouraged to present results at national and international meetings.

The program receives national and international referrals and is exposed to pathology that other programs see only in textbooks; however, the true pride of the program involves the volume and variety of cases, along with extensive resident involvement in surgical management.

The surgical and anesthesia experience offered to the residents begins the first year and continues for an intense, four-year period.

Our overall objective is to provide a comprehensive education for the residents, while properly preparing residents for their future practices. The ultimate intention of the faculty is for all graduates of this program to become certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

-Yoh Sawatari, DDS

Program Highlights

10 operating rooms covered weekly

Coverage at 4 hospitals & multiple outpatient clinic sites

Internationally recognized faculty, international referrals, a challenging environment & and a tremendous volume of major cases

Fast Facts

Accreditation

American Dental Association/Commission on Dental Accreditation

Number of Residents per Year?

4

Duration of Residency?

4 years

Program Curriculum

The division provides a combination of formal courses and conferences to provide in-depth education for our residents. Lectures are provided by faculty and guest lecturers at a level above the predoctoral level.

Formal Courses

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty Seminars
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Anesthesia
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Journal Club Conference
  • ATLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS

Additional Education

Additional education in microbiology; pharmacology; physiology and cosmetic maxillofacial surgery and trauma is provided within seminar and conference programs. Further didactic and clinical education is provided by attendance at regional and national meetings and periodic non-institutional education conferences.

Your Faculty

Lawrence Anthony Armentano, Jr., DDS, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery

Daniel Atallah, MD
Assistant Professor

Charles H. Kates, DDS
Anesthesiology

Arshad Kaleem, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery

Robert E. Marx, DDS
Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor, Surgery

Michael Peleg, DMD
Professor, Clinical Surgery
Co-chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Yoh Sawatari, DDS
Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery
Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Diane Stern, DDS
Clinical Professor, Pathology

Ramzey Tursun, DDS, FACS
Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery
Director, Oral, Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery