6-Year Residency Program

Applications and Information

 Pamela Sandow, DMD
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Office: (352) 273-5956
Fax: (352) 846-0311
Dr. Danielle Freburg-Hoffmeister,
Residency Program Director
Office: (352) 273-6750
Fax: (352) 392-7609
Patty Carpenter
Program Assistant
Office: (352) 273-6746
Fax: (352) 392-7609

Program Description for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program located in Gainesville is a six-year residency/M.D. program which accepts two candidates per year.  The program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and follows the guidelines of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  Training involves the full range and scope of the specialty, including dentoalveolar surgery, facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, preprosthetic surgery, dental implants, facial aesthetic surgery, nerve reconstruction surgery and reconstructive surgery, benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck and craniofacial surgery.

The program includes a minimum 30 months of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Gainesville. In addition, there are three years of medical school at the University of Florida and one year of general surgery residency. After completing the required training, this program will provide a certificate of completion in advanced dental education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

All residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery examination after successfully completing the program.

Applicants are not required to take the MCAT or MSKP.

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools.  PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications.  Participation in the PASS program is mandatory.

Additionally, our residency program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.  This program provides a computerized service that matches preferred applicants to their desired program.  Participation in this service is also mandatory by contractual agreement.

Stipends are paid for all six years of the program, including the three years of medical school, and are determined on a yearly basis.

Medical school tuition is required for the three years of medical school. As of 2011, non-Florida residents will receive in-state tuition rates. Florida residency must be established upon matriculation.

To receive an application or additional program information, please contact:

Dr. Pamela Sandow, DMD
Assistant Dean for Admissions
College of Dentistry
PO Box 100402
Gainesville, FL 32610-0402
Phone: (352) 273-5956 or Fax to (352) 846-0311
Admissions Website

Six-Year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Structure

ServicesLicense ExamRotation
First Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2 months
Second year of Medical School9 months
Step I Prep1 month
Second Year
Third year of Medical School12 months
Third Year
Fourth Year of Medical School
Step II Prep1 month
Emergency Medicine1 month
Anesthesia (at resident level)-
(5 months general/1 month pediatric)
6 months
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery4 months
Fourth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery12 months
Fifth Year
General Surgical Residency10 months
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2 months
Sixth Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Chief Year)12 months

*USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Exam