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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Chairman: George Obeid, DDS

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has provided inpatient and outpatient services to the metropolitan Washington, D.C., community since 1936. The oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program is a four-year program with three available positions each year.

Training Settings for Oral Surgery Residents

The program offers an interdisciplinary look at oral and maxillofacial surgery, featuring a high volume of patients with a wide range of conditions. Residents learn the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, from elective procedures to trauma interventions, gradually assuming full responsibility for patient care. Residents work in a variety of settings, providing services in the ambulatory care center, emergency department, MedSTAR shock/trauma unit and in the operating room, under the close supervision of more than 30 attending oral & maxillofacial surgeons.

Oral and maxillofacial services provided by the department include dentoalveolar surgery, preprosthetic surgery, orthognathic surgery, dental implants, laser surgery, maxillofacial trauma and pathology, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders and facial pain. The department uses the most advanced anesthesia and pain control techniques, including local anesthesia, inhalation analgesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.

Clinical Rotations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

During the course of their training, residents serve on a variety of clinical rotations, including anesthesia, internal medicine, cardiology, general surgery, shock/trauma and surgical intensive care. The program's affiliations include Children's National Medical Center, where the residents are extensively involved in the craniofacial clinic and treatment of craniofacial deformities as well as pediatric trauma and dentoalveolar surgery, the Washington DC VA Medical Center, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at 202-877-5380 or email us at

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
110 Irving Street, NW GA-144
Washington, DC 20010-2975

Phone: 202.877.5380
Fax: 202.877.5381