The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is comprised of a clinical faculty practice, a world-renowned training program for residents and fellows, a faculty of distinguished scholars, and two research centers: the Skeletal Biology Research Center and the Center for Applied Clinical Investigation.

Excellence in OMFS Research

Our Department's strength is its legacy of innovation, its spirit of collaboration, and its investment in the future of the specialty. Our residents and students interact freely and often with faculty and draw on the total resources of Mass General as well as those of the Harvard medical campus during their training programs. Our faculty members are active in promoting some of the nation's most exciting research pursuits--from basic laboratory science that drives broader inquiry to developing new surgical techniques that transform practice to mining evidence from clinical practice that improves outcomes. Thanks to our diverse clinicians and their academic endeavors, patient who seek OMS care at Mass General complete their treatments with greater comfort, better outcomes, and long-term well being.

Supporting the Next Generation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery reserves a percentage of its clinical income to support proposals of interest and innovation by residents, fellows and students. The Education and Research Fund (ERF) is currently funding a series of pilot studies by HSDM students and Mass General residents with faculty mentors. Established in 2004, the ERF has helped Mass General residents and HSDM students become prolific contributors to the scientific literature and visible presentors at national society meetings, frequently winning awards for papers, presentations and poster sessions. Grant proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Our department also maintains a student research program for dental students wishing to pursue research in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Student Research Training Award (SRTA) is funded by a generous grant from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. Grant proposals for research stipends are currently being accepted. For information, contact Dr. Sung-Kiang Chuang.

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