Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

About the Program

The program requires 48 months of full-time study. Sponsored by the School of Dentistry, the program uses Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital for training. Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


While the program is affiliated with other institutions, the School of Dentistry accepts full responsibility for the quality of education provided at the affiliated institutions:


Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine at Knoxville, Tennessee

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Mission Hospital-Asheville, NC

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery


Program Goals and Objectives

Eligibility & Requirements

The Selection Committee meets in November, and December to interview applicants for admission. The selected applicant is notified in writing. Other applicants are sent a letter of thanks for applying to our program.


Dentists who meet the following criteria are eligible for admission to this program, upon submission of the information listed. The Program admits only one (1) resident each academic term. The following information should be submitted to ADEA PASS for evaluation by the Selection Committee:

  • A recent passport photograph (within the last six months) uploaded in ADEA Pass
  • Must be trained in the United States and be a United States citizen
  • Dental School transcript
  • Copy of National Board scores
  • National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) Scores
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the Dean of the Dental School from which you graduated
  • Supplemental Application – Campus Safety Questions
  • A State Dental License is required for our rotational sites
  • $65.00 processing fee

To apply, submit:

The admission procedure is an orderly process that will provide the Admissions Committee (Selection Committee) with the information needed, and eliminates variability and inequities in the resident selection process. The Selection Committee is comprised of basic science and clinical science faculty.

  1. To apply for the advanced education program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Meharry, the applicant must apply through ADEA/pass (HERE).
  2. A supplemental application campus safety questionnaire (HERE) must be completed.
  3. Candidates selected by the committee are invited to interview for the Meharry Medical College Advanced Education program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Contact Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Ms. Tammie Brandenberg
Email: SODOMS@mmc.edu

Telephone: 615.327.6148
Fax: 615.327.5722

Kimberley Perkins-Davis, DDS, MBA

Associate Professor and Director
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
School: Dentistry

Email: SODOMS@mmc.edu

Rotation Curriculum

Basic Science Education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is provided by instructors through the completion of structured didactic courses, seminars/conferences, or problem-solving, clinically oriented laboratories. Program-specific courses are integrated into clinical training to include Surgical Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Microbiology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


Clinical training and education requires a demonstration of competency in the coursework for:

  • physical diagnosis
  • clinical medicine and pathophysiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery didactic lectures
  • seminars/conferences
  • off-service assignments to Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, General Surgery to include sub-specialty surgery, and thirty months on clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


This permits the residents to practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on an outpatient, ambulatory, inpatient basis, and to teach, advance the profession, and engage in other forms of intellectual pursuits.