Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Welcome to the Loyola University Medical Center Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our program is a hospital-based residency located at Loyola University Medical Center, a level-one trauma center, in Maywood, Illinois, approximately seven miles west of downtown Chicago. We are a fully-accredited, four-year residency training program. During resident training, residents experience each of the surgical foundations of oral and maxillofacial surgery including: facial trauma, orthognathic, obstructive sleep apnea, pathology with reconstruction, implant, dentoalveolar, and temporomandibular joint surgeries. Residents also gain extensive experience in outpatient sedation with approximately 400 deep sedations yearly.

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a four year post graduate residency certificate program with a goal to train residents to practice and gain competence in a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Graduates are eligible to take the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery examination.

Stephen MacLeod, BDS, MD
smacleod@lumc.edu

Rotations and Curriculum

Residency is intended to provide the resident with a comprehensive working knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery, methods of diagnosis, patient management, anesthesia principles and techniques, and basic operative technique.

First year

  • Anesthesia - 4 months
  • Hines VA Oral Surgery - 3 months
  • General Medicine - 2 months
  • Loyola Oral Surgery – 3 months

Second year

  • Trauma (Surgical ICU) - 2 months
  • General Surgery - 2 months
  • Hines VA Oral Surgery - 3 months
  • Loyola Oral Surgery 5 months

Third year

  • Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery - 1 month
  • ENT - 1 month
  • Anesthesia Pediatric - 1 Month
  • Loyola Oral Surgery 9 months

Fourth year

  • Loyola Oral Surgery 12 months

Didactic Schedule

  • Resident/attending lecture series- weekly
  • Anesthesia lecture series- 4 hour lecture daily, given by former Department of Anesthesia Chairman, during first month of residency
  • History and Physical lecture series- Given during first year by the Department of Medicine
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Conference- Every other month, done with ENT and Plastic surgery
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Grand Rounds
  • Cadaveric courses bi-annually
  • Other CE courses
  • Junior residents are encouraged to attend various surgical and cadaver courses across the U.S.
  • Senior residents are sent to one of the annual board review courses both during their 3rd and 4th year of residency.​

Salary & Benefits

  • PGY 1 - $54,886*
  • PGY 2 - $58,308*
  • PGY 3 - $60,142*
  • PGY 4 - $63,147*

* Medical, dental and vision coverage for the resident, spouse or family additional.  Yearly increase to adjust for inflation and cost of living.

Facilities

Faculty

Program Director

Full-time Faculty

VA Attendings

Part-time Faculty

Additional part-time attendings

  • Joseph Baptist, DDS
  • Don Kalant, DDS
  • Jordan Ledger, DDS
  • Michael Pink, DDS, MD

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the program, an applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must have graduated from an ADA accredited dental school in the US, or a Canadian dental school.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination. Candidate must pass Part II of the NDBE before enrollment into the program.

Admission Criteria

Generally, applicants from advanced education programs are considered on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Completed application
  • Grade point average
  • Class standing
  • Transcript/pattern of academic achievement
  • National board scores
  • Experience and Training
  • Recommendations
  • Personal interview

Applications

Applications are due at the Loyola University Medical Center, Oral Health Center no later than October 2nd to be considered for the class that begins the following July. Applicants must complete application through the PASS program only.  The PASS application is entirely a web-based application performed online, there is no need to mail any supplemental documents into the program. You should be able to access and upload all documents via PASS Website.   To access PASS please use the link below.

Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS)
American Dental Education Association 1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
202.289.8702 (PASS Fax #)
202.289.8123 (PASS Customer Service)
800.353.2237 (Toll-Free Customer Service)
Email: pass@adea.org
Website: www.adea.org/PASS

Externship Program

Open to ONLY 3rd and 4th year dental students for a minimum two week rotation.  Students requesting externships must provide the following:

  • Proof of malpractice insurance
  • Proof of personal health insurance
  • Copy of current immunization
  • Letter from your Dean with letter of good standing
  • Copy of current CV

Students are given opportunity to stay in house in our on-call rooms but will be responsible for outside lodgings, flights, all food and transportation.

Students encouraged to take trauma and dental tooth call with OMFS residents, scrubbing on OR cases, seeing patients in clinic, and attending lectures and meetings.

Externship questions please contact: Faye Chambers (fchambers@lumc.edu)

Contacts

Natasha Jones
Fellowship and Residency Education Coordinator
708-327-3041 office
natajones@lumc.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program
Maguire Building #105, Room 1814
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

2017-2018 Residents

                                                                            

 

 

Thomas Backeris, D.M.D

1st Year Resident

 

 

 

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Zachary Mayer, D.D.S

1st Year Resident

 

Brittany Howell, D.M.D

2nd Year Resident

 

 

 

 

Eric Safranski, D.M.D

2nd Year Resident

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Peretti, D.D.S

3rd Year Resident

 

 

 

 

Edward Schaefer, D.M.D

3rd Year Resident

 

 

 

 

Adam Lawrence, D.D.S

4th Year Resident

 

 

 

 

Ian McComb, D.D.S

4th Year Resident