The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at Massachusetts General Hospital is the standard-bearer for high-quality patient care, post-doctoral training and innovative research.

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OMFS comprises a clinical faculty practice, a world-renowned training program for residents and fellows, a faculty of distinguished scholars and two research centers:

Excellence in Research

Our division'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 OMFS care at Mass General complete their treatments with greater comfort, better outcomes and long-term well being.

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We Support Diversity and Inclusion

Mass General Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Because of diversity we will excel. We think broadly about diversity and everything that makes us unique. It is core to our mission. Our differences make the MGH a more interesting and distinctive environment in which to work and are an important means of providing the very best care to every one of our patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, life experiences, geographic backgrounds, skills and talents among others. We will not excel without recognizing and appreciating everyone’s perspectives.

Through inclusion we will respect. Together we work hard to make this hospital a diverse and inclusive place of healing. Encouraging a broad range of opinions, ideas and perspectives drives creativity, innovation and excellence. Our continued engagement in our nationally recognized initiatives and programs highlights our commitment to diversity and inclusion. But this ongoing work will not be complete until every employee, every patient, every family member, every visitor feels safe, respected, welcome, comfortable, supported and accepted within our walls.

Focused on equity we will serve, heal, educate and innovate. Our job is to improve health and save lives, regardless of what our patients or colleagues look like, where they come from, what they believe, or who they love. Issues of equity and justice are not separate but rather intertwined with patient care, education, research, and community health. Targeting inequality enhances the quality of care for all. We believe in treating our patients and each other with the dignity that every human being deserves.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community

The Mass General LGBT Employee Resource Group seeks to create a welcoming and affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, patients, families and friends.

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