Prospective Students

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at The Ohio State University offers an excellent one-year internship position available to dental graduates from around the country. We currently offer three one-year positions for individuals interested in gaining knowledge and experience in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

This program is designed to prepare individuals interested in pursuing specialty training in OMFS. We have been very successful helping our interns match with OMFS residency programs in the past.

Program Description

As an intern, you will be given the same responsibilities and opportunities as our first-year residents. The goal of the internship is to provide you with clinical and didactic experiences in the whole spectrum of the specialty.

Your clinical responsibilities will include outpatient services such as dentoalveolar, preprosthetic and implant therapy as well as conscious sedation training.

Exposure to inpatient hospital service is also provided in the fields of:

  • trauma
  • orthognathic surgery
  • treatment of tempromandibular joint disorders
  • reconstructive surgery
  • facial esthetic surgery
  • treatment of pathology

Interns are also required to participate in all conferences provided to our residents, including weekly seminars in the fields of oral pathology, anesthesia, dentofacial deformities, journal club and grand rounds. 

Acceptance to Internship Program

All applicants must be eligible to receive an Ohio dental license. Please take careful consideration to review the requirements for an Ohio dental license, which require a recent dental graduate to have successful completion of one of the following board exams: Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS), Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB), Southern Regional Dental Testing Agency (SRTA), and/or the Western Regional Examining Board. (WREB). For more information on obtaining your Ohio dental license, please visit the website: dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/Dentist.

Although we reserve some positions until immediately following the match results, we welcome early applicants. We may interview and offer a position to a well-qualified applicant before the match date. Personal interviews are required for acceptance.

Additional information is available by contacting the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 614-292-9731 or Dr. Courtney Jatana at jatana.5@osu.edu