Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program



The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia, offers an Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Internship is a full-time position, with a provided stipend, and is a one-year program that will begin July 1, and end June 30. Two Interns will be accepted to the program each year.

The Program is under the direction of Henry Ferguson, DMD, Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The program focuses on the advanced study of the diagnosis and intrusive and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial regions, including functional,and aesthetic aspects. It includes instruction in pharmacology, analgesia, anesthesia, anxiety control, surgical procedures and techniques, surgical instrumentation, exodontia, oral diseases and malfunctions, soft and hard tissue pathology, dentoalveolar surgery, infection management, and prosthetic implantation.

Objectives of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program:

  • Develop expertise in evaluating, treatment planning and managing complex surgical cases.

  • Increased working knowledge of advanced surgical techniques.

  • Enhanced working knowledge of and experience in managing surgical complications.

  • Develop a high level of surgical competence in managing compromised patients.

  • Increase in exposure to interdisciplinary treatment planning associated with dental implants.

  • Increased exposure to interdisciplinary treatment planning. 

Application and Admissions Information

Eligibility is limited to candidates who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents, and who have earned a DDS or DMD Degree from a U.S. or Canadian Dental School accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

All Applications must be submitted through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).   All items listed on the application checklist must be received by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.  

Selection Criteria:

Admission to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program is competitive, with initial screening of candidates based upon previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, and professional experience. Interns will be chosen based upon the factors described above, and the results of a personal interview with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program Director and program faculty.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Interns accepted each year: 2

Contact Information:

Dr. Henry Ferguson

Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  

Augusta University

Dental College of Georgia

130 John Wesley Gilbert Drive

Augusta, GA 30912


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