The 4-year Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a non-funded program. It is only offered to candidates who are graduates of programs that have a contractual sponsorship agreement through the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. It is not open to all candidates. Please check eligibility by contacting omfsprogram.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca (Ms Susan Young).

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a 4-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program is fully-accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. It commences on July 1 or each year.

The clinical program provides training in all the following areas of the specialty:

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction 
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Orthognathic Surgery / Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Outpatient Sedation
  • Pediatric OMS and Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery
  • Preprosthetic Surgery/Implantology
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders and Surgery

The language of instruction is English.

Residents are not permitted to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree while in an OMFS program.  Residents cannot be registered in two programs at the same time.

Positions Available

One position per year.

Additional Training

It is the intent of the program to develop both well-trained, practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and surgeons who pursue academic careers and research. Therefore, an optional additional year is offered at the end of the clinical program for residents who wish to complete the requirements for a Master of Science (MSc) degree.