Division Overview

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at UT Southwestern Medical Center is well-known for our committed faculty and connected alumni who have walked our halls and worked the operating rooms. As a testament to our contributions to the profession for more than half a century, under the leaderships of prominent individuals including Drs. Robert V. Walker and Douglas Sinn, the Division has provided education to thousands of dental students, externs, interns, and research fellows, and has inspired many to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

Our residency program has graduated 219 specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The graduates include 31 former or current chairs, program directors of oral and maxillofacial surgery programs, and dental school deans.

Advanced Training Program

The Advanced Training Program in OMS continues the great traditions of education and excellence that were established by Drs. Walker and Sinn. The 14 full-time and part-time faculty in the specialty areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and general dentistry are dedicated to providing outstanding care for patients and an unmatched education for the 27 residents, six year-long interns, and the many dental students who visit our program each year.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Facilities

Our faculty and residents provide oral and maxillofacial services at three campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex: 

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center
  • Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • John Peter Smith Hospital and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.