MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
I would like to welcome you to the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
The division and its residency program are well known and respected within the institution and among the oral and maxillofacial surgery professionals nationally and abroad. The division's 60 year history is reflected by and continued in the experience of our faculty; in our commitment to providing state of the art patient care; and through our innovative educational programs, including a high caliber of scholarly publications.
We are committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining outstanding, diverse, and dedicated faculty, residents and staff; raising the research and scholarly activity profile of the department; and providing superior and compassionate patient care. The department is also committed to providing dedicated service to the hospital's patients and clinical services, to the VCU community and Richmond region.
Our scope of practice encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions and diseases of the mouth, face, head and neck. These include but are not limited to treatment of the following conditions: congenital and acquired jaw deformities (orthognathic surgery), facial trauma and oral injuries, facial and oral tumors, snoring and sleep apnea, treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ), placement of dental implants and dental extractions, including extraction of wisdom teeth, treatment of nerve injury, cosmetic and laser oral and maxillofacial surgery.
I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our values, our goals, and the variety of clinical care and education programs we provide.
Also, please feel free to ask any questions you may have—whether you are a patient, or making a referral, or a member of the general public who wants to know more about us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD
S. Elmer Bear Endowed Chair in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor and Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery