The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s 60-year history is reflected in the spectrum and depth of clinical experience and diversity of our faculty, and in our commitment to providing state-of-the-art patient care. The Division is also committed to providing innovative educational and training experience to our residents pursuing surgical specialty training. The breadth and scope of our high caliber patient care and training include the diagnosis and treatment of numerous mouth, face, head and neck conditions. These include:

  • Reconstruction of congenital and acquired jaw deformities, including orthognathic surgery and secondary alveolar cleft grafting
  • Facial trauma and oral injuries
  • Facial and oral tumors
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Placement of dental and facial implants and associated bone grafting
  • Dental extractions, including wisdom teeth
  • Treatment of nerve injuries
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Laser oral and maxillofacial surgery

The division’s more than 60-year history is reflected in the experience and diversity of our faculty, our commitment to providing state-of-the-art patient care and our innovative educational programs, including a high caliber of scholarly publications.

VCU School of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

From the Chair

[VCUSOM Message from the Dean] - Chair's Message

From the Chair

"The division and its residency program is well known and respected within the institution and among oral and maxillofacial surgery professionals nationally and abroad. We are committed to attracting and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty, residents and staff; raising the research and scholarly activity profile of the department; and providing superior and compassionate patient care."

— Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD

OMFS Residency Program

Contact Us

Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Lisa Smith Wead
Office Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant

Office location
VCU Dental Building 1
Room 311

Mailing address
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-3584
Fax: (804) 828-0056