Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Program director and director of research:  Joseph E. Cillo Jr, DMD, MPH, PhD
Accreditation:  CODA
Length of program: 4 years (PGY1-PGY4)
Residents per year: 1-2

About the Program
Application Information
Benefits and Stipends
Contact Us

About the Program


Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is based at Allegheny General Hospital.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, as defined by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions.

It is the goal of our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program to provide the best possible learning environment, resources, instruction and clinical exposure necessary for each resident to acquire the broad and solid knowledge base and well-developed clinical skills necessary to practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical specialty.

Toward meeting this goal, the program maintains four important objectives:

  1. To educate specialists to a level of competency in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery through systematic and comprehensive didactic and clinical training which will provide the foundation for the resident to attain proficiency in the specialty.
  2. To educate specialists broadly in the basic sciences, medicine, and surgery through comprehensive didactic and clinical education, whereby the specialist will be competent to identify diseases and disorders for referral, teach on a faculty, engage in investigative research, and pursue additional post-graduate training.
  3. To provide an opportunity for research and submission of a paper for publication.
  4. To prepare for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  5. To develop competent, ethical and compassionate practitioners who possess a broad-based world view of the health sciences; appreciate and respect their peers and colleagues in dentistry, medicine and surgery; strive continually for excellence in their profession; and commit to life-long learning.
  6. To attract the highest quality of dental school graduates into the residency program.



Application Information


The 4-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is an accredited, advanced dental specialty program designed to prepare residents for practice and consultation in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), possible subspecialty training, and academic leadership within the specialty.

Prerequisites for the OMFS Residency Program are as follows:

  • Candidate must have dental degree from a United States and/or Canadian dental school.
  • Foreign graduate must have spent at least his or her third and fourth years of dental school in the United States and/or Canadian ADA-accredited school or currently have a Pennsylvania dental license (State Board of Dentistry, 33.102, Pennsylvania Code).
  • Candidate must have successfully completed National Board Exam Part I.


Applicants should refer to the ADEA PASS website and click on OMFS for program details and application requirements.


Contact Us


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Barb Loveland, Program Coordinator

Mailing address:
   Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
   Allegheny General Hospital
   320 East North Avenue, Suite 0107 South Tower
   Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Phone:  412.359.3334

Fax:  412.359.8355






Neil Robertson, DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Vance Tutor, DDS, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry


Zaid Faraji, DDS, University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry
Andrew Petersen, DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry


Justin Liska, DDS, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston


Nicholaus Barbosa, DMD, MD, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

PGY6 (Chief Residents)

Curtis Andrus, DMD, MD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry
Mark Auble, DDS, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry