4-Year Residency Program

Applications and Information

Dr. Pamela Sandow
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
Residency/Fellowship Program Assistant
Office: (352) 273-6746
Fax: (3520 392-7609

Program Description for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program located in Gainesville is offering a four-year OMFS/non-MD degree residency program that accepts one candidate per year. Our program maintains full accreditation by the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Accreditation, 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, 6 months of anesthesia/ICU, and selected internal medicine and general surgery rotations that meet the requirements of the Council on Dental Accreditation. 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.

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 four years of the program, are determined on a yearly basis  and equal that of all other PGY 3-6 medical and surgical residents at the University of Florida.

To receive an application or additional program information please contact:

Dr. Pamela Sandow
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

Four Year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Structure 

Services Service Breakdown Rotation
First Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery   5 months
Internal Medicine Rotations   4 months
      Medicine 3 months  
      Cardiology 1 month  
General Anesthesia   3 months*
Second Year
Anesthesia (at resident level)    3 Months*
      General Anesthesia 5 months*  
      Pediatric Anesthesia 1 months*  
General Surgery Rotations   4 months
      ENT 6 weeks  
      Plastic Surgery 6 weeks  
      Trauma 4 weeks  
     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery   5 months
Third Year
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  

12 months

Fourth Year

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Chief Year)

  12 months