Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program

Our program is unique because we offer our residents the opportunity to earn an optional Master's of Science in Dentistry Degree during their 36 months with us.

The Ohio State University Medical Center offers a CODA-accredited 36 month anesthesiology residency for dentists which meets all the criteria for examination by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. 

This program prepares the dentist anesthesiologist to manage pain and anxiety in the most comprehensive manner for all dental/maxillofacial patients. At the conclusion of the program, the resident will be proficient in providing intubated and non-intubated general anesthesia, deep sedation and conscious sedation for diverse dental and maxillofacial surgical procedures performed on healthy and medically compromised patients, and to function in diverse patient care environments from tertiary level facilities through to private practice.

We also offer an externship in anesthesiology for dental students so they may explore this specialized area of dental practice prior to enrolling in a dental/maxillofacial anesthesiology residency training program.

How to Apply


Any other information may be obtained by contacting the Program Director or Interim Chair:

Steve Nguyen, DDS, MSS
Dental Anesthesiology Interim Program Director

Hany A. Emam, BDS, MS, FACS
Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesiology

Learn More

Visit the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology page to learn more and view our faculty. 

More About Our Program

1. To train individuals who will be proficient in all phases of anesthesiology for dental, oral, maxillofacial and adjunctive surgical procedures in hospital, ambulatory surgery center and office settings by:

  • Exposure to adequate volume and diversity of surgical and medically complex cases to ensure sufficient technical skills
  • Providing experience in a graduated manner with opportunity for clinical skills to develop throughout the entire duration of the residency
  • Supporting clinical activity with structured program of courses and seminars

2. To prepare dentist anesthesiologists who are capable of advancing with changes in the field by:

  • Supporting clinical activity with structured program of courses and seminars
  • Regularly reviewing cases for rationale for treatment, indications, and contraindications
  • Review of current literature to educate the resident on the process of evaluating new techniques and scientific data
  • Utilization of new drugs and techniques as they become available

3. Instill proficiency and motivation to apply the scientific method to clinical practice through:

  • Structured research experience through both didactic courses and performance of a research project
  • Observing faculty who are actively involved in ongoing clinical and basic science research

4. Encourage graduates to return to their profession the knowledge and skills received during their training by:

  • Participating in local, regional, national and international meetings as attendees, presenters, and/or representatives of professional organizations
  • Participating in multidisciplinary activities with other specialty programs within the College of Dentistry and the Medical Center

5. To provide high quality, safe anesthesia care to patients

The program’s effectiveness at achieving these goals will be evaluated as part of a regular Outcomes Assessment Process.