The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers courses that include didactic and clinical instruction 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

Carlos Moretta

Primary faculty

Anupama Grandhi

Conner Nielsen

Susan D. Richards

Susan Roche

Adam Shafik

Chi Viet

Samuel Young

Emeritus faculty

Lane C. Thomsen