Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Applicant Requirements

Resident Requirements

  1. Program applicants must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). 
  2. Applicants must be graduates of accredited dental schools.
  3. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and eligible for a dental license in the state of Michigan. 
  4. Supplemental application to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. (File provided below.)
Instructions to Apply to Wayne State University School of Medicine (pdf)

Resident Benefits

Yearly stipend to cover the cost of textbooks, computer every three years, courses, required program conferences and food stipend to use at all Ascension hospitals.  Ascension offers a competitive salary.

Application Process

Using the contact from below, submit three different weeks you would like to complete your externship. You will receive confirmation of one of your selections if available. Download the Externship Application and submit with supporting documentation directly to the OMFS Program Coordinator, Jennifer Lucci at jennifer.lucci@ascension.org for processing.  

Employment Qualification

  • Permanent Resident of the United States or US Citizen
  • Graduated from an accredited dental school in the United States or Canada
  • Valid, Full Michigan Dental License (NERB or other board plus written NERB)
  • NPI Number 
  • Personal DEA License

Resident Didactics

Didactic are held every Friday morning 7 am-11 am, resident participate in group discussion, case presentations, and journal clubs. 

Physician Diagnosis Course

Residents are provided a structured six-week Physical Diagnosis Course provided by OMFS Faculty, which runs July - September on Friday. Student gain knowledge and skills to perform a medical history and comprehensive physical exam. At the end of the course students complete a skills exam at the Kado Skills Center at Wayne State School of Medicine.

On Call

Non-Catgorical interns regularly participate in taking call alongside the OMFS PGY1 resident. Residents provide call coverage for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Sinai Grace Hospital, and William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak.

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, most recent dental school transcript, national dental board scores (Part I & II), NBME Score, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, and recent photo.   


Email documents to:

Jennifer Lucci, BS, C-TAGME


Residency Program Coordinator

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Phone 313-499-4962