Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on March 5, 2024.

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

  • Massachusetts
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • bu.edu
Program Size
Program Length
12-84 months
Application Deadline
September 15
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Dr. John Tannyhill

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Admissions
635 Albany Street, G-146
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) has a long-standing tradition of excellence. Since its inception in the early 1900's at Boston City Hospital (BCH), the department has been a leader in Education, Clinical Care, Research, Administration and Community Service.  Many graduates of the program at BCH hold prestigious academic and professional society leadership positions all over the world, and are considered pioneers in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS).

In 1996, BCH merged with the private Boston University Hospital to form Boston Medical Center (BMC). This merger was widely acclaimed as perhaps the most successful merger of its kind in the country, and led to the formation of BMC as one of the model urban academic medical centers in the U.S. The hospital is a 500+ bed institution with state-of-the-art facilities throughout. The academic center is strengthened by a growing health care network which currently includes 11 high-volume neighborhood health centers. The strength of our medical center is reflected in the high quality of our surgical training. The primary teaching institutions of our program include BMC, Veterans Administration Hospital (VAMC), and the BUSDM. Structured and carefully planned rotations through the principal and additional affiliated institutions ensure that our residents gain experience in the full scope of clinical surgery in a varied environment, thereby providing them with a diverse and unique training experience.

Successful completion of the 72-month combined OMS-MD program includes a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from BUGSDM and a Doctor of Medicine diploma from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) [PLEASE SEE OMS2009 FOR MORE INFORMATION].  The OMS residency program is accredited without reporting requirements and has received numerous commendations including scope and volume of practice and faculty retention. Residents are exposed to the full-scope of contemporary “expanded scope” oral and maxillofacial surgery including cosmetic surgery, oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction. The didactic program includes lectures, conferences, and seminars and besides departmental faculty and multiple local guest lecturers, it also includes external physicians, dentists, and surgeons of national and international repute. Additionally, the program gives its residents a yearly book allowance, and monetary reimbursement for attendance at select professional meetings.

CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
48 month (minimum) program

DScD (Doctor of Science in Dentistry) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
36 month (minimum) program

CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) & MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
60 month (minimum) program

CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) & DScD (Doctor of Science in Dentistry) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
84 month (minimum) program

Program Information

Program Type Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Program Code OMS234
Degrees Offered Certificate, Masters, Other
Program Size 3
Program Length 12-84 months
Application Deadline September 15
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
Program Website bu.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • CBSE
  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

U.S./Canadian applicants must provide their undergraduate transcript(s) within the PASS application. Unofficial copies of undergrad transcripts uploaded by the applicant may be used for application purposes, but official transcripts are required for matriculation. 

International applicants must submit either the ECE or WES dental school transcript course-by-course translation and evaluation directly through PASS. 

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not US citizens or US Lawful Permanent Residents, and whose first language is not English. Request official TOEFL scores from ETS in the ADEA PASS application. Only official scores are considered.  

  • Minimum score is 90 iBT.
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL Essentials is NOT accepted. 
  • IELTS is NOT accepted.

International applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited United States or Canadian English-speaking institution may be exempted from the TOEFL requirement.

Other Requirement Instructions

INBDE or NBDE Part 1 & 2 passing result is required for all applicants.

International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: Yes

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (program offers sponsorship)
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (applicant must contain their own sponsorship)
  • Other - Contact the program

Additional Information

Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application.  Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.