The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is designed to prepare the resident for practice of the specialty and to provide the foundation for the continued acquisition of knowledge and skills. Clinical surgical health care delivery is emphasized. The resident is introduced to research methodology and teaching to develop an increased awareness of their importance in assessing clinical procedures and patient management. The content of the program conforms to the Standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation and is designed to prepare the surgeon for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Four-year and six-year residency programs are available. An optional master of science (MS) degree or master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree track is available to students currently enrolled in the certificate program.
- The applicant must have a DDS or equivalent prior to entering the program.
- Official transcripts mailed directly from each post-secondary institution from which you have received credit, including colleges and dental school.
- A minimum cumulative dental school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Successful completion of the National Board Dental Examination Part I and Part II (when available). Official score report must be mailed from the ADA to Loma Linda University. Part I score must equal or exceed 86 if taken after January 1, 2007. Part I score prior to 2007 must equal or exceed 90.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have known and worked closely with you.
- Applicants must complete an additional application through the Postdoctoral Application Support System (PASS) and be registered with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match).
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$5,620||$5,620||$5,620||$5,620|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
NotesTuition is waived for those accepted into the 4-year program. A progressive stipend is offered.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.