Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
The fully accredited four-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center is one of the largest surgical programs in the nation. We accept 5 residents each year for a total of 20 residents. We have a rigorous program. Our faculty has high expectations with your overall performance and achievement in clinical expertise and academic excellence. Our residents routinely score in the 90th percentile on the annual nationwide in-service examination taken by all OMFS residents. Our graduates take and pass the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery exams on a regular basis.
In addition to working our various sites at Montefiore, as an oral surgery resident you will work within our two affiliates, St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx and Jersey City Medical Center, both Level II trauma centers. Rotating through these different hospitals as a second, third and fourth-year resident exposes you to different learning environments with different surgical faculty.
If you are selected for the residency program at Montefiore, you will be busy. Within our main campus, we have 3 outpatient centers that serve the population of the Bronx. We have an operating room and admitting privileges at five hospitals, Montefiore Hospital, Wakefield Hospital, Weiler Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Jersey City Medical Center. In 2018, the Montefiore OMFS division alone had over 35,000 outpatient visits, over 350 operating room cases, over 4500 cases of intravenous sedation and placement of over 3500 dental implants.
At Montefiore, you work closely with faculty and your co-residents. Within our department, we have daily interaction with our general practice, prosthodontics, pediatric and orthodontic programs. Within the hospital, we have a close working relationship with the ENT, Plastics and Head and Neck surgical subspecialties. Since Montefiore has no undergraduate dental students, our five full-time faculty members devote their time exclusively to the graduate residents. Intra-specialty cooperation is the norm at Montefiore.
The program has high standards for academic achievement and learning. In addition to a program of hospital rounds, weekly conferences, formal courses in physical diagnosis and oral pathology, you are sponsored by the department to complete a comprehensive OMFS board review course in your final year. Residents are expected to embark on an extensive program of reading and study to include trauma, reconstruction, orthognathic and implant rehabilitation with a focus on ABOMS preparation. Weekly conferences and day-to-day interactions with the faculty allow the residents to apply their knowledge and expertise to real-world treatment. Formal lectures comprise a portion of the didactic program, but by far the majority of the teaching is done via the Socratic approach. Faculty members will be there, standing beside you in the clinic or operating room, asking questions, not in their offices preparing lectures or doing research. In addition to the didactic program, cadaveric surgical anatomy course and orthognathic surgery courses are given each year. ACLS, ATLS, PALS courses are required to be completed during your four years.
The OMFS chief resident is responsible for developing the call schedule, where you will be assigned on-call on average every third night. Effective this past year, residents on overnight in-house call at Montefiore will have the following day off. When you rotate through the Anesthesia, Medicine and General Surgery services your on-call will be the same as their respective resident staff. In-house on-call is expected throughout your first two years of our program and may be required during any time during your four years.
Advantages of Selecting Montefiore for Your Residency
You will treat a diverse population of different ages, expectations, and cultures
You will have hands-on experience and real expertise in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
You will have extensive experience in intravenous outpatient sedation and anesthesia.
You will have placed more dental implants than residents from any other program in the nation.
You will work with all sub-specialties.
In the operating room, you will do the cases, not just watch and hold retractors.
The Program Year by Year
The first few months of your first year will be devoted to ensuring that you have the basic skills necessary to perform out-patient procedures, handle on-call responsibilities and be prepared for off-service rotations. You will participate in all resident functions for that service and will be evaluated by the faculty and staff of that service.
5 months - OMFS
3 months - Anesthesia
2 months - Internal Medicine
2 months - General Surgery
The second year of the residency program, 3 months will be dedicated to off-service rotations. The remainder of the year you will be on the oral surgery service working in outpatient dental clinics and participating in the operating room. You will provide anesthesia on a daily basis for patients undergoing IV sedation in our clinics. As a second-year resident, you will spend 2-3 months at Jersey City Medical Center as part of the OMFS service under the guidance of your chief resident and faculty.
9 months - OMFS
2 months - General Surgery
1 month - Surgical Intensive Care Unit
During your third year, you will be expected to assume additional responsibilities. You will routinely assist the chief resident in the operating room. You will be expected to serve as a mentor for junior oral surgery residents. You will be expected to apply the expertise and knowledge to manage and treat our full spectrum of patients. You will rotate for 2-3 months on the Saint Barnabas Hospital OMFS service, under the guidance of your chief resident and faculty.
10 months - OMFS
1 month - Otolaryngology
1 month - Emergency Department
As chief resident, you are responsible for the day to day operations of the out-patient surgery clinics and the in-house OMFS surgical service. The chief resident is responsible for the on-call schedule and for operating room assignments. During the year you will serve as chief resident at the Centennial Clinic, Blondell Clinic, Jersey City Medical Center and at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Responsibilities at each facility vary.
10 months - OMFS
2 months – Anesthesiology
Richard A. Kraut, D.D.S.
Chairman, Department of Dentistry, Montefiore Medical Center
Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: 1979
Click Here to read Dr. Kraut's Curriculum Vitae
Jairo Alfonso Bastidas, D.M.D.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons: 2016
Mauricio Wiltz, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center
Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 2002, recertified 2012
National Board of Dental Anesthesiology: 2004
Fellow, American College of Dentists: 2007
Patrick Nolan, D.D.S.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Montefiore Medical CenterDiplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2017
Allen Glied, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 2012
National Board of Dental Anesthesiology: 2013
Jason Baker, D. M.D.
Maxillofacial Surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 2009
Kayvan Fathimani, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 2015 Fellow, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada: 2013 National Board of Dental Anesthesiology: 2004
Juan C. Alonso, D.M.D.
Jersey City Medical Center
Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 1989
Ignatius Scalia, D.M.D.
Jersey City Medical Center
Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 1997
The Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ
Located on a 15-acre campus overlooking the New York Harbor and Liberty State Park, the Campus includes two facilities, the Wilzig Hospital, and the Provident Bank Ambulatory Center. It is a Level II trauma center. The Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
St. Barnabas Hospital is an acute care community hospital and Level II Trauma Center, located approximately four miles from the Montefiore Medical Center OMFS offices and clinics. St. Barnabas Hospital is accredited by JCAHO, has 422 Hospital Beds, 88,223 emergency room visits, 17,051 hospital discharges, and 400,000 ambulatory care visits.