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Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The University of Cincinnati Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program first gained accreditation in 1957 and has been in existence since 1913-14. The program is the leading source for Oral & Maxillofacial education and patient care in the greater Cincinnati area.

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program, which received its most recent full five-year accreditation in 2022, offers training in correction of skeletal deformities, trauma, reconstructive jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, pathology of the oral and maxillofacial regions, facial cosmetic surgery, dento-alveolar surgery, and ambulatory anesthesia.

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To find out more about Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, please visit the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) website.

Residency Overview

Mission Statement: The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provides education in oral and maxillofacial surgery while balancing the needs of the community around us. The program was designed to create a mature and independent practitioner in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical experience will provide adequate exposure to build competence in the core scope and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, i.e., ambulatory anesthesia, dentoalveolar, maxillofacial trauma, diagnosis and management of pathology, and surgical rehabilitation of oral-facial deformities.

The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers three categorical four-year positions in our program with an additional non-categorical intern position. The principal goal of the program is the training of our residents to practice the broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and to become fully qualified and prepared to successfully pass the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery examination and obtain Diplomate status.

Optional MD Track:

An optional educational track is available to obtain an MD degree. To qualify, the candidate must pass Part I of the National Medical Licensing Exam to enter the third year of medical school at the University of Cincinnati after first completing the four-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. Candidates must then complete the third and fourth year of medical school, plus one year of internship.

Resident OMSITE (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-service Testing Examination) scores are consistently very competitive to the national average.

Program Administration:
Deepak G. Krishnan, DDS, FACS - Residency Program Director
Yvonne Hawkins - Residency Program Coordinator  - Phone: (513) 584-2586; Email:

Faculty List:

  • Deepak G. Krishnan, DDS, FACS (Division Chief)
  • Andres Flores, DDS, MS, FAAOMP
  • Michael J. Grau, Jr., DMD
  • Jimmie Harper, DDS
  • Hether Khosa, DDS
  • Mi Young Kim, DMD, CDT
  • J. David Morrison, DMD
  • James Phero, Jr., DDS, MD
  • Alexa Gadomski, CNP

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OMS Newsletter - Winter 2022 (PDF)

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0558

Mail Location: 0558
Phone: 513-558-4748