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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - (6 years)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Mark Wong 

        University of Texas Schoool of Dentistry at Houston 

        7500 Cambridge St. 

        Ste. 6510 

        Houston, Texas  77054 

        Phone (Work): 713-486-4052 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  72 months

        Program Number: OMS297

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Certificate and MD obtained at UT Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:

      Program Description ↑ 

      Parallel four-year* and six-year Advanced Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are offered and candidates must apply to each program separately. Special provisions are also available for individuals to pursue a PhD or MS during either track.** Each program prepares practitioners to treat diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The basic prerequisite for both four- and six-year programs are a DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited dental school. See below for additional requirements for the integrated OMS/MD program. Applicants will be required to submit the Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE) score offered by the AAOMS.

      Both four- and six-year residency programs are designed to integrate the fields of medicine and dentistry. The residency provides extensive surgical experience and exposure in areas such as oral and maxillofacial pathology, maxillofacial oncology, maxillofacial trauma, reconstruction, cleft palate, orthognathic, dentoalveolar surgery, implants, TMJ and aesthetic surgery as well as outpatient anesthesia.

      The six-year program adopts a similar schedule to the four-year program with the primary difference consisting of requirements for obtaining the MD degree. The first year is spent with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department. In the second, third and fourth years, residents are enrolled in medical school, completing years two, three and four of the medical school curriculum. During the fourth year of medical school, eight months are provided for the fulfillment of requirements related to the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, such as rotations on neurosurgery and anesthesia. The fifth year of the residency is a surgical internship year, which includes 4 months of general surgery and 8 months of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. In the sixth year, the resident serves as a chief resident with rotations to six different hospitals. Upon satisfactory completion of the six-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a MD degree.

      The six-year OMS/MD candidate must meet the admissions requirements for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): Yes

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): Yes

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 0.00

        International Applicants: 0.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        • A minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university or college.
        • One year college English
        • Two years college biology
        • One year physics.
        • Two years college chemistry (one year general chemistry and one year organic chemistry).

        Please visit our website for prerequisite information:

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        October 24

        November 28

        December 5

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        International applicants may submit ADAT (440 or higher) or INBDE.


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: No

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: Will Not be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident
        Non-US citizen/resident (no sponsorship)
        Other - Contact the program
        Non-US citizen/resident (need sponsorship)

        Additional Information: 

        Must meet requirements for admission to UTHealth McGovern Medical School. 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Not Applicable

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

        Additional Information: 

        Must have a minimum of 90 credit hours from a US accredited undergraduate institution.