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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


The University of California, San Francisco offers an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program leads to certification in OMFS and an M.D. degree from the University of California San Francisco and can be combined with a Ph.D. in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, dependent on satisfactory progress.

This program is designed to provide the trainee with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a knowledgeable practitioner. All trainees are prepared for a career in clinical practice. In addition, they are encouraged to develop skills in teaching and clinical research which will be useful in preparation for an academic career.

PASS applications will be reviewed jointly by the Department of OMFS and the Medical School. Acceptance will occur jointly and advanced standing in the medical school will be granted based on a review of the applicant's dental school curriculum and transcripts.

The duration of the program is 6 years.

Please click here for complete information about the program and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Questions about the scope of the program and interview procedures may be directed to:

Program Director: Brian Bast, DMD, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0440 , 521 Parnassus C-522
San Francisco, CA 94143-0440

For questions regarding admissions and application procedures, please contact:

Daliah Williams
Admissions Coordinator
Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
(415) 476-2737  Ext. #3 (voice)
(415) 476-4226 (fax)


Applicants must possess:

  • a Bachelor's Degree
  • must have completed a dental school program in a school accredited by the American Dental Association
  • must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Criteria for selection to the program include:

  1. scores of 90 or higher in Part I of the National Dental Board Examination (NBDE), applicants that do not have a numbered score in part I of NDBE will be required to submit the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE),
  2. placement in the top 20% of the dental school class,
  3. excellent letters of recommendation,
  4. clinical externship experience is encouraged, and
  5. research experience is preferred.


The OMFS Surgery program utilizes the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Applicants must submit their personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), dental school transcript, undergraduate transcripts , 4 Personal Potential Index (PPI) evaluations, 2 PASS evaluation forms (PEFs), and 1 Dean's Institution evaluation as part of their PASS application by the program deadline.

1625 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Suite 101
Washington DC 20036
Web: Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a match code from the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. To register, please contact:

National Matching Service
20 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3V7
(416) 977-3431

The training program begins July 1st; residents must arrive in San Francisco the minimum of 1 week early to attend the mandatory Medical Center orientation for all residents.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is no longer able to accept applications by graduates of non-US or Canadian dental schools or from non-US citizens.

In addition to documents required by the PASS and MATCH services, the following material should be sent directly to UCSF on or before September 1st:

University of California, San Francisco
Dental Admissions Office
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

Supporting documents include:

Residency Application Fee Form with non-refundable $60 fee to:

UCSF Office of Admissions and Registrar
P.O. Box 742908
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2908

Do not send any transcripts, letters of recommendation, other documents or correspondence to this address.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those applicants who meet all admissions qualifications and submit all required documentation within the deadline, including the UCSF application with fee, will be considered for a position.


UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery