Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers courses that include didactic and clinical instruction covering a variety of topics to prepare the student for the practice of dentistry.  These courses cover aspects of general, systemic, and oral pathology; patient evaluation, including differential diagnoses; treatment planning; and the identification and management of complications throughout all phases of treatment.  Clinical instruction focuses on proper surgical technique for extraction of teeth, alveoplasty, and biopsies. Additionally, proper prescription writing and suturing techniques are evaluated.


Alan S. Herford

Director, Advanced Specialty Education Program

Jayini S. Thakker

Director, Predoctoral Program

Murray K. Jacobs

Primary faculty

Anupama Grandhi

Frederick Mathews

Carlos Moretta

Susan D. Richards

Susan Roche

Emeritus faculty

Lane C. Thomsen