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The Postgraduate Program Predoctoral Didactic and Clinical Courses

General Information

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (RBHS) is the state's University of health sciences with programs at four main academic health center campuses in Camden, New Brunswick / Piscataway, Newark and Stratford. RBHS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in:

  1. undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing education of health professionals
  2. the conduct of basic biomedical, psychosocial, clinical and public health research
  3. heath promotion, disease prevention and delivery of healthcare
  4. service to the community and the state of New Jersey undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing education of health professionals
RBHS seeks to advance the health science and to prepare future health professionals for leadership roles in academics and healthcare delivery while providing educational opportunities to New Jerseyans and improving the quality of life of the citizens of New Jersey and society at large.

The residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is based at the Newark campus of RBHS in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. This campus is also home to New Jersey Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, School of Nursing and the George F. Smith Medical Library. The Doctor's Office Center is the campus's faculty practice building which is home to several of the nation's leading medical/dental specialists. It is located adjacent to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Newark is the largest city in the State of New Jersey with an ethnically and racially diverse population of about 350,000.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is a relatively young institution which was first established as Seton Hall University College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1956. This was the first institution established for dental education in the state of New Jersey. From its beginnings as a private institution, the school has grown into the state's major resource for dental education and research. The current facility was dedicated in 1976. The school awards the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree upon completion of a comprehensive four-year program to approximately 110 students per year. In addition, RSDM offers postdoctoral training in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Hospital based residencies are offered in General Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Approximately 1200 patients per year are treated at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents.

Internationally Trained Dentists Program

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine offers a program designed for qualified dentists, who were educated outside of the U.S. and Canada, who plan to pursue dental careers in America or return to their countries with additional skills. Students must complete intense, three-month preclinical and didactic summary courses during the summer before joining the traditional third-year class in the fall.