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Eastman Institute for Oral Health / Educational Programs / Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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John S. Vorrasi, DDS

OMFS Chair 

The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has a 48 month (4 year) certificate postdoctoral program and a 72 month( 6 year) integrated M.D./OMFS certificate track, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

The OMFS program is also offering an M.S. degree and an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) degree along with the OMFS Certificate program.

The program has trained maxillofacial surgeons who practice the full scope of the specialty complex dentoalveolar surgery, implant and pre-prosthetic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, management of benign pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial skeleton and maxillofacial trauma.

Through interdepartmental collaborations with key surgical departments within URMC, the OMFS resident is educated in managing patients with craniofacial deformities as well as facial esthetic needs.

 Our focus is to incorporate state-of-the art surgical training with an unparalleled education in patient evaluation and management.

Learn more about the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Postgraduate Residency Training Program

Welcome from the OMFS Chair John Vorrasi, DDS

By the Numbers


Outpatient adult and pediatric sedations/year

850 +

Major cases/year


Outpatient visits/year


Square feet, newly renovated outpatient facility - Nurses and Surgical Technologists

What Sets Us Apart

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Cases By The Numbers

2,000 outpatient adult and pediatric sedations per academic year

850-900 major cases per academic year

12,500 outpatient visits per academic year

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3 Residency Tracks

4 year OMFS certificate Program

6 year OMFS/MD integrated program

4 year OMFS/MBA integrated program


Facilities and Staff

6,500 square feet new outpatient facilities

Designated block operating room times

Full and part time faculty with diverse training and interests

Nurses and Surgical Technologists