Dr. Sadi Fontaine established the OMS Training Program in 1926. At that time, the training consisted of a one-year internship. In 1967, the program expanded to 48 months.
Today, this four-year program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation and accepts three residents each year. The Alameda County Medical Center Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is under the direction of the University of the Pacific.
Residency education is provided at four campuses: Alameda Health System (AHS), Kaiser Permanente Oakland (KP), Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP).
Training is rigorous and includes extensive experience in:
- Sedation and general anesthesia
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Complex maxillofacial trauma
- Facial reconstructive surgery
- Orthognathic maxillofacial surgery
- Oral pathology
- Preprosthetic surgery Implant reconstruction
- Facial cosmetic surgery
- Temporomandibular joint surgery
- Cleft lip and palate
- Pediatric maxillofacial surgery
The didactic curriculum includes extensive education in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including:
- Head and neck anatomy
- Physical diagnosis
- Oral pathology
- Pharmacology and medicine
Weekly evening conferences featuring guest lecturers are held regularly. Rotations to affiliated institutions are included in the four-year training curriculum and provide residents with extensive experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian ADA-accredited dental school. In order to apply to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program, the following must be submitted to the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS):
This information may change, please see PASS website for the most current and up to date requirements.
- Completed PASS application
- Letters of recommendation from at least three former faculty, one from chairman of OMS, one from the Dean of the Dental School attended.
- Undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application
- Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS)
- Upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application
- Submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program
- Submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score
- Submit official NDBE score to the program
- Submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)/Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score
- Submit a 2″ x 2″ photo to the program
- Must submit supplemental application to the program (will be provided once application reviewed)
- Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program of $60 made out to “University of the Pacific”
- 2×2 photo and current CV can be submitted to the program directly.
- CBSE Score needs to be submitted to the program directly. All scores should be submitted through PASS application.
- If accepted, applicants are required to have a valid California dental license and DEA number by commencement of PGY2 year. Applicants are responsible for all expenses regarding examination and licensing fees.
For further information regarding the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program, please contact:
OMS Program Coordinator
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of the Pacific/Alameda Health System
1411 East 31st Street Oakland,
The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry has numerous staff general dentists providing patients with comprehensive services to complement the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program. General dentists provide the full scope of restorative care at Highland Hospital and are intimately involved in the preparation and follow-up for preprosthetic and osseointegrated implant patients. Maxillofacial Prosthodontists assist in the extensive and complicated reconstructive efforts in complex cases and orthodontic services are available in the preparation of patients undergoing orthognathic facial reconstructive surgery.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program is under the Direction of the University of The Pacific. The following Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery attending staff have diverse and extensive training and experience to assist in the education of the surgery residents.
Chan Park, MD, DDS, FACS
Division Chief and Program Director
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, SF, CA
Dr. Chan Park is the Division Chief, Residency Program Director and full time faculty. He joined the Highland Hospital/University of the Pacific Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training Program as an Assistant Program Director and full-time Attending Surgeon in July 2011. On July 1, 2013, Dr. Park became the Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the Highland Hospital/University of the Pacific. He became Chief of OMS in 2016. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree of Biology from UCSD in 2000 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UCLA School of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Park earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2008 followed by a year internship in General Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Loma Linda University in 2011.
Dr. Park is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) as well as the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS). He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He is currently serving as Vice President of CALAOMS.
Benjamin Shimel, DDS
Assistant Program Director
Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital, Division of OMS
University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry
Dr. Shimel is the Residency Assistant Program Director and full time faculty. He joined the Highland Hospital/University of the Pacific Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training Program as an Assistant Professor and full-time Attending Surgeon in July 2017. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BA) Degree in the Integral Program of Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2002 and completed a post-baccalaureate program from San Francisco State University in 2009 before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of the Pacific in 2013. He completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at UOP/Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital in 2017.
He is the current president of the Sadi Fontaine Academy and is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). He is a member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS) and the chair for Exhibits within the Association.
Vincent W. Farhood, DDS
Dr. Farhood is a part time faculty. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, received a DDS from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed his Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery residency in the USAF at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Farhood has been on staff at Alameda Health System/Highland Hospital Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1989.
Edmond Bedrossian, DDS
Dr. Bedrossian is a part time faculty. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, received a DDS from the University of The Pacific School of Dentistry and completed his residency in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital. Dr. Bedrossian is an Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco and at the University of The Pacific San Francisco Dental Schools.
He is the Director of Surgical Implant Training at the Alameda Health System Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. He is past president of the Sadi Fontaine Academy, the alumni association of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents of Highland Hospital.
Louie R. Limchayseng, DMD
Dr. Limchayseng is a part time faculty. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, received his DMD from the University of the Philippines, College of Dentistry, completed an internship in Anesthesiology/General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital, and trained in Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Limchayseng has been on the staff of Highland Hospital in the Division of OMS since 1993 and holds a faculty appointment as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
Kaiser Permanente Faculty
The University of The Pacific/Highland Hospital Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has an affiliation with Kaiser Permanente Maxillofacial Surgery group. Two residents rotate year round to gain high volume orthognathic surgery experience. Kaiser Permanente Maxillofacial Surgery group has wonderful group of attending surgeons and are invaluable asset to our program.
The University of The Pacific/Highland Hospital Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is fortunate to have a number of outstanding and dedicated OMS Volunteer Staff Members who contribute significantly to our program. We are pleased that new volunteers are continually being added to our staff.
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
155 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center–Oakland?
Maxillo-Facial Surgery/Dept of Otolaryngology
280 West MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California, 94611
Children’s Hospital Oakland?
Craniofacial Surgery Division
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609-1809
Phone: (800) 400-PEDS