Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents work in a team setting

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Advanced Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trains individuals within an ethical and service-based framework to be competent in all phases of the specialty. Residents interface and collaborate with dental and medical colleagues locally and abroad as they gain a better appreciation for the scientific basis of the specialty and biomedical sciences.


The Advanced Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trains individuals to be competent in all phases of the specialty. We aim to provide opportunities to collaborate with dental and medical colleagues, as well as experiences in research that enable a better appreciation for the scientific basis of the specialty. 

Our graduates are well-trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including didactic coursework and clinical exposure. Students work closely with faculty at primary and affiliate hospitals and acquire the skills necessary to assume positions of increasing responsibility in medical and surgical care. The course of study is organized to allow the student to work closely with full and part-time faculty at primary and affiliate hospitals. Affiliate institutions include: 

Over 130 oral and maxillofacial surgeons have successfully completed the requirements for certification in the specialty since 1946. Our alumni are prominent and recognized professionals. 

Program at a Glance

Certificate Offered
Residents per year

Joining the Program

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Prospective students must apply through ADEA PASS. Our application cycle runs from May through September, for a program start date of the following July 1st. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program participates in the National Matching Service (MATCH). Applicants must submit rank order lists by November (phase I) or January (phase II). Applications are submitted independently from MATCH, and prospective students should register for MATCH by October. 

Learn more about our application requirements on our ADEA PASS program page.

Program Requirements

Subject Description
Test Scores

ADA ADAT Scores are accepted but not required.

NBDE or INBDE Scores are required. Must have passed Parts 1 and 2 of NBDE.

Must submit NBDE Comprehensive Basic Science Examination. Score of 175 (60 in old scoring system) or higher is required for an interview.

Transcripts Must submit official undergraduate and dental school transcripts to ADEA PASS.
CV/Resume Applicants must submit their resume or CV.
Supplemental application N/A
Dental licensing Must be eligible for a Minnesota full dental license.
Degree Must have received a DMD or DDS degree from a CODA accredited US or Canadian dental school.
Additional requirements $35 supplemental processing fee.
International applicants TN or F1 Visas are sponsored. Applicants must have graduated from a CODA-accredited dental school in the US or Canada.


Students receive a standardized curriculum of the fundamental concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery and medicine over a two-year period. Courses include basic and advanced concepts of surgery and medicine on the topics of orthognathic, pharmacology/microbiology, dental implants, pathology associated with TMJ, trauma, medicine/physiology, surgical anatomy, practice management, cosmetic surgery, oncology/reconstruction, cleft/craniofacial and dentoalveolar. 

Students are also exposed to clinical experiences in order to prepare them to be excellent oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Core topics include:

  • Orthognathic
  • Pharmacology/Microbiology
  • Dental Implants
  • Pathology Associated with the TMJ
  • Trauma
  • Medicine/Physiology
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Practice Management
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oncology/Reconstruction
  • Cleft/Craniofacial
  • Dentoalveolar

Contact the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert Nadeau, DDS, MD

Division and Program Director
Robert A. Nadeau, DDS, MD

7-174 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[email protected]

Residency Program Coordinator
Jordan Knapp
General Practice Residency, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Division of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry
515 Delaware St. SE
7-174A Moos Tower
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[email protected]