Frequently Asked Questions

The 6-year CODA approved Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is 72 months in duration.

The 4-year CODA approved Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is 48 months in duration.

The Advanced Education Programs at NYU College of Dentistry all start on July 1 each year. The PG calendar ends on June 30 each year.

A mandatory two-day orientation program for all PGY-1 students is held on the two weekdays before July 1 each year. 

A welcome reception for the PGY-1 students is scheduled during orientation, and is an opportunity to meet the faculty and PG colleagues from all six programs in all levels of training. The summer of PGY-1 includes a common core curriculum as well as specialty-specific didactic, clinical and pre-clinical courses.

Residents in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program will rotate among several institutions which offer a wide range of opportunities to see a variety of multi-cultural patients from all socioeconomic groups. These institutions allow the residents to broaden their exposure to the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and to augment their experience with a diverse faculty.

Bellevue is the flagship institution of the largest municipal hospital system in North America, with an average of 26,000 inpatient admissions and 450,000 outpatient visits annually.

NYU Dentistry endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world. NYU Dentistry provides more than 300,000 visits annually to the most multiethnic, multicultural patient population in the nation.

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. Its trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research.

The New York Harbor (Manhattan) Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, referred to more commonly as the VA Medical Center, is a 201-bed acute care facility with more than 5,400 inpatient admissions and 337,000 outpatient visits annually.

Lenox Hill Hospital, a 652-bed acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s upper East Side, has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. Approximately 45% of Lenox Hill’s patients are from Manhattan. The remaining 55% come from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island, the tri-state area and around the world. The Hospital is committed to providing a high standard of patient care to a socio-economically and ethnically diverse population.

Didactic training in biomedical sciences takes place at the College of Dentistry and the Medical Center. A wealth of clinical experience is achieved at the affiliate teaching hospitals. These include Tisch Hospital – NYU Langone Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the Harbor Healthcare System – Veterans Administration Hospital.

The didactic training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery begins with postgraduate courses in craniofacial development. Head and neck anatomy, bone biology, and physical diagnosis. These essential foundation courses are supplemented by certification in ACLS, PALS and ATLS. Each Tuesday morning is dedicated to selected topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Monday morning attendance conference reviews each case from the preceding week. The Chair and faculty in the Pathology Department at the College teach Oral Pathology two times a month.

In addition there are regularly scheduled multidisciplinary conferences in dentofacial deformities, facial trauma, craniofacial-cleft lip and palate, and Head and Neck Tumor Board.

The 6-year combined Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program provides 30 months in clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery, 5 months in anesthesia, and a general surgery internship.

The 4-year certificate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program provides 33 months in clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery, 5 months in anesthesia, and rotations in general surgery, internal medicine, ER, and surgical ICU.

It is required that each resident have an abstract or poster accepted based upon his or her research efforts for presentation at the AAOMS National Meeting during their training. Faculty mentors and research supervisors are assigned early during Year 1 in the resident’s program.

11 faculty members:

  • Robert S. Glickman, DMD – Chair
    Pathology, Reconstruction, Implants, TMJ
  • Vasilki Karlis, DMD, MD – Director
    Pediatric OMS, Dentofacial Deformities/Clefts, Outpatient Anesthesia
  • Lena AlSabban, DDS – Clinical Assistant Professor
    Trauma, Dentofacial Deformities
  • Saul Bahn, DMD – Professor
    Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Kenneth Fleisher, DDS - Assistant Professor
  • Marci Levine, DMD, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor
    Dentoalveolar, Dentofacial Deformities
  • Gail Miranda, DDS – Clinical Assistant Professor (VA Hospital)
    Trauma, Dentoalveolar
  • Brendan O’Connor, DDS, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor
    Dentoalveolar, Trauma
  • Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor
    Head and Neck Pathology and Reconstruction
  • Stuart Super, DMD - Clinical Professor (Lenox Hill Hospital)
    Dentofacial Deformities
  • Andrea Torroni, MD, PhD – Associate Professor
    Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction

  • Must be a graduate of a US or Canadian dental school, earning a DDS or DMD
  • Must have passed Part 1 and Part 2, National Dental Board Examination
  • Must be eligible for state dental license
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • NBME Basic Science Exam

Each PG student is entitled to 4 weeks (20 business days) of vacation each year. All vacation time must be requested and approved in advance by the Program Director. Vacations are generally taken in one-week increments unless otherwise scheduled and approved by the Program Director.

In addition, each PG student is allotted 2 personal days per year and observance of the following national holidays: July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day + Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, and Memorial Day.

The Advanced Specialty Education Programs do not follow the predoctoral calendar, and PG students should not plan on predoctoral breaks for vacation time. Details on vacation policy for each Advanced Specialty Education Program can be found in the departmental orientation manuals.

The objective of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is to prepare graduates for a successful and productive career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The curriculum is designed to develop the clinical, academic and communicative skills that will provide for diversified career options. The education experience is progressive in nature offering increasing responsibilities as residents proceed through the program. A unique feature of this program is immediate participation in all aspects of patient care.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue contemporary full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice, obtain medical New York state licensure (6 year Residents), and be prepared for the rigors of specialty board examination.

Our success rate for Board Certification for the past 10 years is over 95%, with the majority of residents passing the first attempt at certification.

The New York University Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, based at the Bellevue Hospital Center campus of New York University Medical Center, offers an optional externship opportunity for interested third and fourth year predoctoral dental students who wish to gain additional exposure to the specialty and our department. Most students elect to rotate to our program for one or two consecutive weeks in the spring and summer months in order to have this valuable experience before applying to residency programs.

NYU Externs have the unique opportunity to work directly in our out-patient clinics at the hospital and dental school, attend operating room cases, as well as grand rounds and multi-disciplinary conferences in the diagnosis and treatment of dentofacial deformities, facial trauma, craniofacial and cleft lip and palate, and Head and Neck Tumor Board. Students are also directly involved with our residents and are incorporated into their day-to-day activities.

Interested students should send the following by mail to the address below or email

  1. A current curriculum vitae or resume
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Current dental school transcript
  4. 250 word essay outlining why the student is interested in pursuing oral surgery and participating in an externship at NYU
  5. 2x2 color photo

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher / Martha Lynch
Bellevue Hospital Center
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 5-S
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016-9198

These details are also listed on the AAOMS website (search under "externships").