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OMFS Rotation Objectives

The Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) rotation is eight weeks long.

The number of hours per week is 45 to 50. The intended objectives of this rotation are as follows:

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge pertaining to hospital protocols for admitting and discharging patients, including obtaining a medical history, physical examination, orders and operative notes, and consultations.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge pertaining to the recognition and treatment of various diseases and trauma associated with the oral cavity.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge to integrate protocols for physical diagnosis, pharmacology, surgery and medicine.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge to assist and perform selected surgical procedures including:

    • Routine extractions

    • Impaction removal

    • Biopsies

    • Soft and hard tissue procedures

    • Pre-prosthetic surgeries

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge relating to patient work-up, scheduling and providing dental care in the operating room according to hospital protocols and procedures.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge to describe the management of major head trauma, including ordering, interpreting appropriate lab tests and treating complications.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge to function effectively with medical colleagues and support staff while providing in-house coverage.

  • The resident, in conjunction with an OMFS resident, will take in-house trauma call during their rotation.

  • The resident will have demonstrated competence in the indications for and the obtainment of informed consent prior to the provision of dental care.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge pertaining to sedation, pain and anxiety control and will have clinically demonstrated competence using dialogue, inhalation, oral, parenteral (IM or IV) agents to an appropriate level.

  • The resident will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge pertaining to identifying medical conditions that require consultation or physician referral for medical management and/or clearance relating to the patient’s proposed dental treatment.

 

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