UMKC Catalog


Program Description: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Brett L. Ferguson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)
John Bellome, D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS;  Matthew Hlavacek, D.D.S., M.D., Diplomate, ABOMS; Perrin S. Jungbluth, D.D.S., M.D., Diplomate; Ronald McAmis, D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS; Steve Prstovich, D.D.S., M.D., Diplomate, ABOMS; Rudane E. Shultz, D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS


First Year $44,000Second Year $45,500
Third Year $47,000Fourth Year $48,500
Fifth Year $50,000Sixth Year $52,000


This six-year program, which begins in July, is open to applicants who have a doctoral degree in dentistry from an ADA-accredited dental school, and who are interested in completing both a medical degree and certificate of residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.


The program divides the training between the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program and the curriculum of the School of Medicine. This program provides in-depth coverage of orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, implant surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, trauma, dento-alveolar surgery and anesthesia, as well as all required basic science and clinical medicine courses for the doctor of medicine degree. A thesis is not required; however, publication in peer-reviewed journals is a requirement of the training program.


An interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is offered through the School of Graduate Studies as an elective for qualified and interested program residents. This will require additional years of study and clinical experience, and will also require a thesis. Separate application to this program will be made after beginning the residency.

Openings are limited to two individuals each year, and new residents must be prepared to begin their training on July 1. Applicants accepted into this program must have the necessary training to obtain a permanent dental license in the state of Missouri prior to the start of their training. Residents are required to enroll in both the UMKC School of Dentistry and UMKC School of Medicine, depending on course and residency requirements being fulfilled in a given term. Appropriate fees from both schools are applicable.

To be considered for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine, one must be a United States citizen or be a permanent resident of the United States; if the applicant holds a permanent resident visa, a copy should be included in your application materials.

Interested applicants must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS); this program also participates in the National Matching Services (MATCH). Use the link for more details regarding additional information to be supplied by the applicant.

Deadline for receipt of application at the school is October 1 of the year prior to anticipated enrollment. A by-invitation interview is a required part of the application process.

Please note that score results of the MCAT examination are not a requirement of this program.

Questions about this program may be answered by contacting the program director's office at (816) 404-4356.