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. Interviews are conducted in November.   
5. Supplemental application to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. (File provided below.)

Instructions to Apply to Wayne State University School of Medicine (pdf)

Interviews are conducted in November.

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.

OMFS Externships

Ascension Macomb Hospital's OMFS Residency Program offers 1-week externship opportunities.  For consideration for an externship, students should be a registered 3rd or 4th year dental student in good standing from an accredited school in the United States. Externship weeks are offered as Monday-Friday or Monday-Sunday.

Dental students are provided a broad understanding and scope of the specialty and experience in office-based dentoalveolar procedures. During the externship students are expected to participate in morning rounds, supervised OR and clinic cases, attend didactic, and observe trauma patients in the ED. 

We DO NOT provide externships during the last two weeks of June and the first two week July.Student housing is available on a first come first serve basis at Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital Oakland Campus located at 27351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, contact the student coordinator regarding availability.  Candlewood Suites offere reduced rates to visitors of Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital, located minutes from the hospital at 7010 Convention Blvd, Warren MI 48089. Contact Elen Aprea for the negotiated rate at 586-987-1261 ext. 419.

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.  

Non-Categorical Internship

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in partnership with Covenant Community Health Offers two-one year internships beginning July 1.  The OMF Interns are integrated with the OMFS Residency Program at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital and function as PGY1 level residents. 

Participates of this program share split duties between Ascension St. John Oral Surgery and Dental Clinic and Covenant Community Health Dental Offices. 

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