Surgical Internship


Oral Surgical Institute sponsors a 1-year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Oral Surgical Institute is a multi-location group practice of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Each year, in excess of 3,500 new surgical patients are seen, evaluated and treated for various surgical conditions.

Internship Application Form

Scope of Internship

The emphasis of this program is to prepare recent dental graduates for the specialty in oral and maxillofacial surgery. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the clinical practice of the surgical subspecialty. The clinical program will consist of the following:

Ambulatory Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Education in ambulatory anesthesia
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Pathology
  • Preprosthetic surgery
  • Implantology
  • Major maxillofacial surgical procedures to include:
    • Tramatology
    • Orthognathic Surgery
    • Temporomandibular Joint
  • Contemporary OMFS practice management
  • Medical information systems
  • Introduction to computerized medical records
  • Risk management
  • Referral-base management
  • Coding and nomenclature
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery quality assurance
  • Interfacing with third parties payers

Surgical Practice in an Ambulatory Surgery Center:

  • Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Medically compromised patients
  • Mentally and physically handicapped patients


The educational objectives of the program are to prepare the recent dental graduate with the clinical experience and background to matriculate in an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency the following year. The program is designed to give a one-on-one mentorship to an individual whose academic record shows promise for continuing their career in a surgical discipline.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Completed application
  • Two professional references
  • License to practice dentistry in the State of Tennessee
  • Current DEA active in the State of Tennessee
  • Professional liability insurance for 12-months