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 235 specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The graduates include 39 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 16 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 30 residents, one year-long intern, 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, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and Children’s Health℠
  • Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • John Peter Smith Hospital and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.