Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
We are a four-year program, fully accredited and approved by the American Dental Association, and currently have a house staff of 16 residents (four residents per year). Our parent hospital, Community Regional Medical Center, is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving Central California and also has the largest and one of the busiest emergency departments in the state. With the exception of neurosurgery, we are the only surgical service that treats head and facial trauma. Our faculty and residents also treat and operate on patients at Valley Children’s Healthcare, the VA Central California Health Care System, St. Agnes Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fresno, and Clovis Community Medical Center. In addition, roughly 20,000 patients per year are treated in our outpatient clinic, which includes roughly 700 patients treated with light IV general anesthesia and/or deep conscious IV sedation. Our residents treat a large volume of patients and are exposed to a broad scope of surgical procedures before graduating. The surgical scope of our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program includes Trauma, Head and Neck Cancer/Malignancies, Benign Head and Neck Pathology, Microvascular/Head and Neck Reconstruction, Dentoalveolar Surgery, Dental Implants, Outpatient Anesthesia, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, TMJ Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, and Reconstructive Maxillofacial Surgery.