Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OS)

Department Chairperson

David K. Lam
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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Michael Ajayi
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BDS, University of Lagos College of Medicine and Dentistry, 1975
BSc, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1981
Henry Ford Hospital, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Detroit, Michigan, Chief Resident, 1983
University of Toronto, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Resident, 1981

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John A. Boghossian
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, San Francisco State University, Biology, 1984
Certificate, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Dental Oncology Fellowship Certificate, 1990
DDS, University of California San Francisco, Dentistry, 1988
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Oral Surgery, 1995

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Jesse M. Fa
Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of the Notre Dame, IN, Science, 2003
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2006
PGY1 General Practice Residency VA/UCI Medical Center, Long Beach, Certificate, 2007
PGY2 General Practice Residency VA/UCLA Medical Center, LA, Certificate, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago, Oral Surgery Internship, Certificate, 2010

Vincent Wayne Farhood
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Certificate, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1978
DDS, University of Southern California, Dentistry, 1970

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David K. Lam
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, University of Toronto, 2001
PhD, University of Toronto, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, 2008
MD, University of California, Davis, 2013

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Jesse W Manton
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, California State University, Sacramento, Business Administration: General Management, 2008
DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dental Surgery, 2014
MS, The Graduate School at The Ohio State University, Dentistry-Anesthesiology and Perioperative Crisis Management, 2019

Fatima Mashkoor
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, Fatima Jinnah Dental School, University of Karachi, Pakistan, Bachelors of Dental Surgery,, 2004
Certificate, Medical College of Virginia, Post Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Neurobiology, 2008
Certificate, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2017
DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA, Doctorate of Dental Surgery,, 2012
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, Internship in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013

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Ned Leonard Nix
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
San Jose State University, Pre- Dentistry (Completed 20 units as a biology graduate student), 1992
BS, University of California, Davis, Major: Agricultural and Managerial Economics, Minor: Political Science, 1986
Certificate, American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning, 50 unit course given to dental educators, 2014
Certificate, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, General Practice Residency in Dentistry, 1996
Certificate, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2000
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 1995
MA, University of the Pacific, Gladys Benerd School of Education, Dental Education, 2015

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Roger W. Sachs
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Beth Israel Hospital, OMFS, 1971
BS, Parsons College, Biology, 1964
DMD, Temple University, Dentistry, 1970
Lincoln Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 1974
MS, Northeastern University, Physiology, 1966

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Len Tolstunov
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, University of the Pacific, Graduated with honors (TAU KAPPA OMEGA), 1992
DMD, Moscow Dental University, Doctor of Stomatology (DMD), graduated Summa Cum Laude, 1985
Moscow Trauma Hospital, Resident in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1989
University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1997
University of California, San Francisco, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship, 1993
University of California, San Francisco, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, 1997

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Zaid Faraji
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 2012
Certificate of 1 year Internship Residency Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, 2013
Certificate of Residency Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017

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Dyani Gaudilliere
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, 2005
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2009
Other, University of California Berkeley, Public Health, 2012

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Joseph S Kim
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, Oxford College at Emery University, Chemistry, 1985
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1991
Montefiore Medical Center, Specialty Certificate, 1997

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Nima Massoomi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude, Canton, New York, Bio/Chemistry, 1994
DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dental Medicine, 2001
Fellowship, T. Williams Evans Fellowship Columbus, Ohio, Facial Cosmetics Surgery, 2008
Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, General Surgery, 2005
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, Medicine, 2007
Med, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Masters of Education, 2001
Residency, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2007

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Gary K Roberts
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BA, University of the Pacific, Liberal Studies Biochemistry, 1984
Certificate, United States Navy, Oral Surgery, 1992
DDS, University of the Pacific San Francisco, Dentistry, 1988
Other, United States Navy, Hospital Dentistry, 1989

Terry Rust
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BS, University of Oregon, 1962
County Hospital NY Intern, 1968
DDS, St. Louis University Dental School, Dentistry, 1967
North Welling Hospital, 1969
NYU Post Grad Oral Surgery, Oral Surgery, 1970

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Alireza Michael Sodeifi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dentistry, 1997
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dentistry, 2007
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Chief Resident, Oral Surgery, 2003
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Intern, Oral Surgery, 1998
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery, 2001
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Resident, Oral Surgery, 2002

Brian Sun
Adjunct Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DMD, Western University, 2017
MS, Univesity of California, Los Angeles, 2012
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

OS 134. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1 Unit.

This course covers basic principles in oral surgery for the first-year student. Topics include history and physical, informed consent, behavior management and patient needs, armamentarium, ergonomics, asepsis, principles of biopsy, complicated and uncomplicated exodontia, and post-op pain management and prescription writing. (Quarter 4.).

OS 135. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pre-clinical Block. 1 Unit.

This simulation course guides student development of hand skills necessary for basic oral surgery procedures on patients, including extraction, gingival incision, suturing, patient positioning, operator ergonomics, and instrumentation. (Quarter 4.).

OS 139. Preclinical Multidisciplinary Surgery. 1 Unit.

Study of the principles of mucoperiosteal flap design, biopsy techniques, suturing, use of flaps, bone removal, and tooth sectioning for exodontia; apicoectomy in endodontic surgery and osseous surgery. Soft tissue grafting in periodontics will also be demonstrated. (7.5 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. Quarter 4.).

OS 239. Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I. 1 Unit.

Oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment planning and treatment including routine exodontia, incision and drainage, biopsy, mucoperiosteal flap design, sectioning of teeth, and bone removal; utilizing accepted procedures for asepsis; and patient preparation, positioning, and management including obtaining patients' informed consent and proper consideration for medically compromised patients. The student learns to assume responsibility for recognizing limitations of their competence and to refer patients who need more complex surgical treatment to a specialist. (Quarters 5-8.).

OS 339. Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II. 2 Units.

Oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment planning and treatment including routine exodontia, incision and drainage, biopsy, mucoperiosteal flap design, sectioning of teeth, and bone removal; utilizing accepted procedures for asepsis; and patient preparation, positioning, and management including obtaining patients' informed consent and proper consideration for medically compromised patients. The student learns to assume responsibility for recognizing limitations of their competence and to refer patients who need more complex surgical treatment to a specialist. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

OS 434. Implant Seminar I. 1 Unit.

In this implant treatment-planning seminar, endodontics residents discuss case presentations and treatment planning options. The focus will be on evidence-based treatment options.

OS 439. Advanced Oral Surgery and Implantology I. 3 Units.

This hands-on course provides endodontics residents the foundational and practical knowledge of treatment planning and placement. (Quarter 4.).