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Other Educational Opportunities

Dental students may also choose to complete an internship or externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery prior to the residency program.


A one-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is available to DMD/DDS graduates. Three funded positions are available each year. The interns’ responsibilities are preoperative evaluation, inpatient and outpatient care, admissions, and full participation in departmental academic activities, preparing them for further advancement in oral and maxillofacial surgery training. Graduating interns have continued their training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at major academic centers nationwide.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and transcripts to:

University of Pennsylvania
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Helen Giannakopoulos
5th Floor White Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Interviews are conducted following release of the OMS match results.


The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offers 1-week or 2-week externships in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for interested third- and fourth-year dental students who are contemplating this discipline. The extern will have the opportunity to work in the outpatient unit; observe major surgery; and be involved in multiple didactic conferences in orthognathic surgery, pathology, and pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery. Trauma management and emergency room coverage is also a component of externship. In addition, rotating at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia affords broad exposure to pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Applicants should contact:
 University of Pennsylvania Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Mrs. Mai Dang Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd., 4th Flr. South Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030