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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long is residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery vs ent?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
OMS is usally a: Dental specialty, so you would go to dental school first, where ENT is an md or do specialty.
Dr. Jaime Quejada
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 35 years experience
Many OMS programs, now include education to fulfill the requirements of the MD degree, so residency lasts 6 years for these progrsams; otherwise it is usually a 4 year residency for those with a DDS.
Dec 29, 2013
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
4-6 years: There are 4 year programs as well as 6 year programs ( almost half are 6 year programs now). You complete medial school while a resident, in a 6 year program. So, dental school plus residency will be 8-10 years. I think ENT is 4 years med school, 1 year internship ( required after med school but not after dental school) and then 4 years residency. I hope this helps.
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
OMFS Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency has two pathways available: the first pathway requires 4 years of residency. The second pathway requires 4 years of residency, medical school, and a general surgical internship. Both pathways provide excellent training. ENT residency is generally 5 years including a general surgical internship year.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
ENT vs OMS residency: The 5-year training program in ENT consists of 4 years of training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, preceded by 1 year in general surgery. For OMS: four-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. After six-year program, residents receive a certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and MD degree.

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