Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency (OMFS) Program: 4 years, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Post doctoral education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was established at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, under the direction of the Office of the Surgeon General and the Chief of the Army Dental Corps.
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program at Womack Army Medical Center is a four-year residency program with one resident per year. The first resident began in July 2001 and was the sole resident until July 2002 whereupon he began PGY-2 as another new first-year resident began the program. The program will not have a full complement of four residents until July 2004.
New Womack Army Medical Center was dedicated and opened for patient treatment on April 1, 2000. The medical center presently has a bed capacity of 125 expandable to 477 in wartime and serves a population of approximately 50,000 active duty soldiers and airmen and 160,000 other eligible beneficiaries (family members, retired). Womack Army Medical Center employs state-of-the-art equipment and technology and is a training site for residencies in Family Practice, Podiatry, Nurse Anesthetists, Physician Assistants, and now Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service is located in the Womack Army Medical Center Dental Clinic. Presently, this 52 room Dental Clinic has 8 rooms configured for Oral Surgery, 2 rooms for Oral Pathology, 4 rooms for Pediatric Dentistry, 2 rooms for Dental Hygiene, and 1 room for after hours dental emergencies. In addition the clinic has two fully equipped, fully functional, full sized operating rooms and a recovery room with space for two patients. There is a fully equipped prosthodontic laboratory, a conference room with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and a comfortable seating capacity of twenty people, three rooms for sterilizing instruments, an on-call sleep room, male and female locker rooms with showers, and 10 rooms dedicated to office space. The clinic radiographic facilities include a digital panorex/cephalometric machine and two digital intraoral machines. All operatories and doctors offices have a computer for interpreting the digital radiographs.