The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory is a regional center for the treatment of oral and maxillofacial disorders for adult and pediatric patients, from basic wisdom teeth removal to facial and jaw reconstruction.
Emory OMS surgeons perform a wide variety of diagnostic, inpatient, and outpatient services at the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Grady Memorial Hospital. OMS residents are involved with approximately 600 major inpatient cases per year at these facilities.
Past research by Emory OMS faculty has involved variations in size of titanium plates in the treatment of mandibular fractures and prospective clinical trials on endosseous dental implant performance. Current investigations include studies of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) that are evaluating surgical outcomes, psychological predictors of outcomes, laser assisted surgical arthroscopy, hypersensitivity following total joint replacement, and the use of hyaluronic acid.
The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery's CODA accredited residency offers two training tracks: a four-year certificate program or an integrated six-year MD/oral surgery program. Upon successful completion, residents are eligible to apply for examination leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Internships, externships, and a fellowship emphasizing orthognathic, TMJ, and cosmetic surgery are also available.