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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program


The mission of the training program is to educate and train selected Army Dental Corps Officers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to graduate full scope surgeons capable of meeting the needs of the U.S. Army.

Program Description

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a 48 month certificate program accredited by the American Dental Association’s Committee on Graduate Dental Education. The residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of six Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs available in the Army Dental Corps. The educational experience is provided through rotations within the medical center (i.e. internal medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, pulmonary, and others) as well as a two-month trauma rotation in East Texas. Training is provided which allows the graduate to apply for privileges in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Program Strengths

  • Close working relationship between the attending staff and residents
  • Easily accessible full time attending staff
  • Strong Orthognathic Surgery experience with a military Orthodontist assigned to directly support the training program
  • Strong Dental Implant experience with three military Prosthodontists supporting the training program
  • Active academic environment with residencies in medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, general surgery, urology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and family practice
  • Army Advanced Education in General Dentistry – 2 year program located nearby at Schofield Barracks

Program Eligibility and How to Apply

Applicants for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program come from the Active Army by applying for advance training through the Army Dental Corps Graduate Dental Education Office at the Academy of Health Sciences, 3151 Scott Road, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 (phone # 210-221-0079).

Contact Us


(808) 433-2444 
Clinic front desk (808) 433-9579


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Tripler Army Medical Center
1 Jarrett White Road
Tripler AMC, Hawaii 96859-5000
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