Welcome OMFS and other specialists
Becoming a Surgeon
There are six Canadian Training Centres for candidates to obtain their education as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon:
Dr. Curtis Gregoire
Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Sciences
Faculty of Graduate Studies
5981 University Avenue – Room 5132, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Tel: (902) 494-1679; Fax: (902) 494-6411
Michelle Harris, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Geneviève Chiasson,
Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Faculty of Dentistry
McGill University Health Centre (Mountain Campus)
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Ave., Room B3.119
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
Tel: (514) 934-8397
Sabrina Sicilia,Student Affairs Administrator
Dr. Carl Bouchard and Dr. Annie-Claude Valcourt,
Co-Program Directors, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program
Faculté de médecine dentaire
University Hospital Centre (CHU) Québec, Laval University
Adjointe à l’enseignement universitaire
(418) 649-0252, ext. 63200
Dr. Adnan Shah,
Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program
College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences
D-343 790 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2
Tel: (204) 789-3684; Fax: (204) 272-3077
Brenda Gerwing, Dental Clinical Graduate Programs Office, Dean’s Office, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Tel: (204) 789-3684
Dr. Marco Caminiti,
Program Director, Discipline of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1G6
Tel: (416) 979-4922 ext. 1-4330; Fax: (416) 979-4754
Dr. Joe Armstrong,
Program Director & Chief of Dentistry, University Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 5C1
Tel: (519) 661-3330; Fax: (519) 663-3004
Postgraduate Program Coordinator, Dentistry
(519) 685-8500, ext. 32198
In all provinces, candidates for OMFS must first hold a dental degree (DDS) and be able to demonstrate successful completion of the National Dental Examining Board exams. The candidate must then complete an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program and pass the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC).
In rare cases, individuals who have not completed this graduate degree may be considered once vetted through a comprehensive process that involves a review of credentials, completion of an eligibility exam, assessment of clinical competencies, possible gap training, and then completion of the NDSE.
The licensing requirements for individuals to become certified as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon fall under the Provincial Jurisdiction for the province in which the OMFS practices.
There are a number of OMFS who pursue further training to become experts in this area of specialty. Some OMFS programs are dual degree, meaning that the surgeon earns a dental degree (DDS) as well as a medical degree (MD), plus their graduate degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The surgeon gains training in a hospital-based program where they are able to complete rotations with all of the areas of medical specialties. In addition, some OMFS will acquire sub specialty training by completing a fellowship program in an accredited program that further advances their skills.
Become a member of the CAOMS
There are many benefits to joining the CAOMS, such as excellent continuing education opportunities at our annual events, providing valuable input about issues that affect our specialty, and being part of a vibrant community of your peers.
Improve communication among members
The (CRAOMS), is a branch of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). This resident association was developed for residents studying in Canada, the United States and abroad to improve communication between resident programs, and to provide support for residents during their studies.
Dr. Emilie Archambault
CRAOMS Executive, President
The CRAOMS Executive is comprised of a three-member committee, which is composed of the President, President-Elect and Executive Director. The President and President-Elect are one-year terms with progression from President-Elect to President. An Executive Director will operate as a two-year executive committee member.
We are always searching for members who would like to be involved in the Resident Executive Committee of the CRAOMS. Please contact the current executive if you are interested in these opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wondering where to advertise an OMS job opportunity? Or how to buy oral surgery equipment? Or perhaps you are looking to join a group of oral surgeons in a thriving practice? The CAOMS Job Board & Classifieds section is the place to view and post such advertisements!
Oral Surgery – Winnipeg – $800k Income Potential
We are recruiting a surgeon to a well-established practice in Manitoba. You’ll have every resource you need to succeed. This practice is in a growing market with no shortage of patients. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled support staff, all you need to do is step in and start seeing patients.
- Two surgeon practice seeking an additional associate
- Variety of cases and 20 – 25 patients per day
- Develop an elective practice to suit your interests
- Most advanced equipment on the market
Finances / Benefits:
- $600k+ income potential
- Potential for a future equity stake
- Signing incentives & access to benefits
About the area:
- The largest city in Manitoba
- Low Cost of Living & robust housing market
- Food lovers paradise, arts, culture & more
Please get in touch with Kevin Dodson at 469-708-4133 or email@example.com
Post added: Sept 21st
- Renowned private office (for 30 years) located in a prestigious building with a magnificent view of Ottawa
- Upcoming construction of a new large-scale hospital in Gatineau – Proximity of the office to the current hospital as well as the future hospital
- Environment recognizing our expertise and possibility of actively practicing all maxillofacial traumatology, orthognathic surgery as well as ATM surgery, according to the candidate’s interest
- Regional economy supported mainly by federal public servants with excellent dental insurance coverage
- Opportunity to exchange professionally with a surgeon with 35 years of experience
- Possess a specialist diploma in oral and maxillofacial surgery recognized by the Order of Dentists of Quebec and hold a valid work permit in Quebec
Associate position available in Calgary, AB at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and their National Parks. Well-established, modern clinic with CBCT. We are offering IV Sedation and General Anesthesia with on-site Medical Anesthesiologists.
For enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post added: Aug 12th
- Partnership opportunity within the first 2-years.
- Full-time or part-time positions available.
- Procedures are primarily dentoalveolar, preprosthetic surgery and dental implant-based.
- Hospital privileges and OR time are currently being negotiated.
- High case volume and high case acceptance rates.
West Coast / British Columbia STATE OF THE ART ORAL SURGERY PRACTICE in the recreation capital of British Columbia on Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley.
Experienced deep sedation team. Privileges in two hospitals. Full scope of oral surgery. Full digital workflow. Established referral base.
We offer a professional and fun work / play environment in our clinic and thrive on living in a family, outdoor oriented community.
Please contact: email@example.com
Post added: July 12th
Coronation Dental Specialty Group is seeking an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to join our busy and modern practice.
A surgeon who joins our group will be immediately busy with dentoalveolar surgery, implants/bone grafting, and anesthesia. Surgical scope can be expanded as desired; the ability to operate on major cases is available. Private patients are supplied and shared by the practice, without the need to develop a new referral base.
Established 30 years ago, our multi-specialty practice includes OMFS, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Pathology, and Medical Anesthesia. Cooperative cross-consultation between our doctors and sharing of knowledge are encouraged.
Coronation’s main office is in Cambridge, Ontario, with six satellites in Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Stratford, Woodstock, and Goderich. The associate position will include one or more of these offices.
Candidates should be team players with strong interpersonal skills. In addition, they should have, or be actively pursuing, their specialty licensure in Ontario. Remuneration is competitive.
For further information regarding this opportunity, or to forward your CV, please contact:
Dr. Stephen Cho, Partner
Lynne Veugen, Office Manager
Post added: June 7th
We are a very busy and highly reputable practice located in beautiful Laurentides, offering the most advanced care to our patients. We are seeking a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to join our team.
- Partnership opportunity within the first 2 years.
- State of the art facility with 5 active Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and 2 prosthodontists
- Full-time position with full schedules from the start with 80% of the time spent at the office (dento-alveolar and dental implants procedures) and 20% at the hospital (orthognatic surgery, TMJ, trauma, pathology)
- High case volume and high case acceptance rates
- Dedicated OR time from the start
- Very busy orthognatic surgery practice with plenty of cases and long waiting lists.
- Candidates should be graduated from an Oral and Maxillofacial program in the US or Canada and hold a valid license to work in the province of Quebec, Canada.
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
Resumes, CVs and inquiries can be sent to Dr Jacques Goulet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to speaking with any interested candidate.
Dr Jacques Goulet Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery CSSSS Laurentides, QC, Canada.
Post added: June 7th
Huronia Oral Surgery Group (HOSG) is a state-of-the-art Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practice with two locations in Barrie and North Bay, Ontario. We are seeking a motivated surgeon to join our established and growing offices.
We practice wide-scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes facial trauma, reconstructive pathology, orthognathic surgery, dentoalveolar and implant surgery. Our current surgeons maintain operating privileges at Royal Victoria Regional Hospital.
Our ideal candidate should be poised to quickly integrate into the community and bring her/his surgical skills to a highly trained, credentialed team to enhance the overall services HOSG provides to the community. If desired, a clear equal partnership track can be negotiated as part of the associateship agreement.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Mokhtari at: email@example.com for further details.
Post added: June 7th
Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre is hiring a full time and locum Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon to join our established surgical and implant centre.
located in St. John’s, NL is a beautiful city that boasts excellent schools, peaceful parks and trails, world-class restaurants, excellent outdoors adventures and many historic treasures. It is a remarkable place to experience, offering a wonderful harmony of larger city living and small-town charm with easy access to nature, eye-catching scenery, and the friendliest people on the planet.
About our Centre:
- The only full time, full scope oral surgery practice in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Multi-disciplinary services in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
- Spacious, modern clinic with 7 operatories
- Fully digital (charting, radiographs, CBCT, intra oral scanner and 3D printing)
- Established long term relationships with referring practices
- High case volumes and high case acceptance rates
- Dedicated OR time
- Non-assignment insurance billings
- Professional, engaging, rewarding and positive workplace and culture
What we Offer:
- Excellent remuneration, work-life balance, flexible schedule
- No evenings, no weekends
- Travel and accommodations paid, as well as licensure fees
- Mentorship opportunities
- Opportunity for full-time permanent position
- We are open to collaboration and discussing a mutually beneficial schedule and commitment.
Our ideal Candidate:
- Empathetic, professional, and caring individual who strives for excellence when treating patients
- Qualified and Canadian board-certified OMFS (new graduates welcomed)
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Resumes and CVs can be sent to Chad Decker, HR manager firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking with you.
Post added: May 18th
“Once in a career” opportunity to join a prestigious team of highly regarded surgeons through the purchase of the founding partner’s share of a group practice. Challenge your boundaries through collaboration on complex OMFS cases in a collegial environment of uniquely skilled practitioners. Established and well respected in the community, this practice has upwards of 800 referring doctors with referrals generally to the group rather than specific surgeons; the partner’s proportionate share exceeding 4,500 annually. Strong profitability has earned the vendor alone $2 million annually working only 39 weeks a year providing upside potential for someone keen to work more. Busy schedule and financial and reputational success await a new owner.
Post added: April 28th
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (Micro Vascular)
(Oncology/microvascular free flap reconstruction and general scope) – Auckland District Health Board
The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) wishes to appoint two part-time Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (general scope and oncology/microvascular reconstruction) and invites suitably qualified persons to apply. We are flexible in relation to days of the week worked, however, across the 2 roles we will require each week day to be covered.
To be eligible for this role you must hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration as a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Medical Council and Dental Council of New Zealand. You must be competent in the broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). You must be trained and experienced in management of benign and malignant pathology related to the mouth, jaws and related structures, and in microvascular free flap reconstruction. You must have an excellent work record, an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, and a desire for public service.
The ADHB Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Service (OMS) provide hospital-based, tertiary level, specialist services to 1.6 million people domiciled with the Metro Auckland and Northland District Health Boards of New Zealand.
The current OMS team consists of 5 part-time OMS general scope surgeons, 2 dual-qualified trainee registrars, 1 dual-qualified non-training registrar, 1 dental registrar and 1 dental house officer. Auckland is a training centre in OMS surgery, accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). You would have the opportunity to participate in registrar training. The successful candidate would share after hours and weekend on-call work – on a roster basis, for the 24/7 service.
In this role you would contribute to the provision of acute, elective and outpatient specialist OMS services, whilst working within a dedicated team. The acute work is heavily weighted towards facial trauma and odontogenic infections. Elective work includes dento-alveolar, TMJ, orthognathic, benign/malignant pathology and reconstruction. The OMS service works closely with the Hospital and Specialist Dentistry (HSD) service and their sub-specialities including oral medicine, restorative prosthodontics, orthodontists and paediatric dentistry.
Surgical management of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) is currently provided by the departments of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ORL HNS) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS). A Multi-Disciplinary Meeting (MDM) coordinates the review and decision-making for planned care. OMS has had oncology and reconstructive surgeons contributing to this work in the recent past. The vision of the Regional HNC Service is that surgical management of HNC should be multidisciplinary (ORL, PRS and OMS) and integrated. The appointment of two OMS oncology/reconstructive surgeons is a high priority.
These roles are permanent, part-time (3 days per week for each role), based out of Middlemore and Auckland City Hospitals and Greenlane Clinical Centre. All of the OMS surgeons also work part-time in private practice. There are opportunities, in Auckland, for the successful candidate to do likewise.
This is an opportunity for the right person to enjoy the challenge of both public and private work, in a desirable location, ‘down-under’. New Zealand offers much to those who love the ‘great outdoors’ with its beautiful beaches, native bush and rugged mountains. Auckland is a vibrant city offering international shows, concerts, sporting events, great shopping and a diverse range of restaruants. Auckland is known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to its proximity to the beautiful Hauraki Gulf islands and because of the passion that Aucklanders have for boating.
New Zealand is opening up to the world again after extended COVID restrictions. Visitors from overseas will be able to travel to New Zealand from May 1st 2022. We anticipate that suitably trained surgeons, with a high level of interest in the advertised positions, may wish to visit our unit in Auckland. This would be welcomed.
For more information please contact Dr Chris Sealey, Service Clinical Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at CSealey@adhb.govt.nz
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability, and who share our values, to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to ‘do your life’s best work’ at ADHB.
To express an interest, please apply online at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference number GRE00426 to attach your CV and covering letter.
For help with your online application, please contact Kavitha John, Recruitment Consultant on KavithaJ@adhb.govt.nz quoting job number GRE00426
Applications close: 08/05/2022
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. As this position will be occasionally in contact with persons under 17 years of age this position has been deemed as a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.
Post added: April 12th
Busy, well established full scope OMFS practice in the Greater Toronto Area looking for an associate. In addition to a busy private practice schedule, there is an opportunity for dedicated OR time, immediate exposure to orthognathic surgery, and one on one mentorship. Great staff, hours, and culture to the office.
Please contact us at email@example.com with your CV and objectives and we look forward to speaking with you!
All applications will be held in strictest confidence.
Post added: March 31st
Retiring soon….Practice & Spa-like ground floor office space for sale in beautiful Victoria / Langford, B.C…..the fastest growing city in B.C. Operating Room (16′ x 19′), 3 bay Recovery Room, 6 Stryker stretchers, 41′ long sterilization work area, Consult room & 2 treatment rooms (all 12′ x 12′), piped with medical grade suction, oxygen, & nitrous oxide, 6 reserved parking stalls adjacent to Reception area, & much more.
Fantastic lifestyle. Four 18-hole golf courses, ocean access Marina, & multiple parks within 10 minutes of the office. Year-round cycling, hiking, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, and world class skiing nearby. Another OMS office in this region has just closed, so timing for rapid growth in this family oriented community with high rate of Dental Insurance coverage is excellent. If you are an OMS & are serious about relocating, you can contact me by phone at (250) 370-1900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. OMS ONLY.
Post added: February 16
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) website will answer most of your questions about working in Canada. In summary, in order to become a licensed specialist in Canada, you must be licensed by the Dental Regulatory Authority (DRA) in the province in which you wish to practice. The DRAs use the National Dental Specialty Examination (NSDE), administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, as a measure of competence. If you are an internationally trained dental specialist and have completed a dental speciality program that is not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or a body with which CDAC has reciprocal accreditation agreement, please visit the International Candidates page of the RCDC website to find out how to write the NDSE in order to practice in Canada. In order to ensure that you have the most relevant and accurate information on licensing, we recommend that you contact the DRA for the province in which you wish to practice directly. Please visit the Dental Regulatory Authority section of the RCDC website for a list of regulators by province and their contact information – these organizations are able to advice potential candidates of the particular requirements for licensure within each province.
The CAOMS is pleased to offer a Job Board section. Please review the Advertising Policy below and visit the Job Board section to post your ad:
a) Limit your advertisement to 500 words or less and any images should be approximately 600 pixels in width. Any editing is the responsibility of the advertiser.
b) The advertisement will be posted in PDF format. Links to other websites and email addresses can be included in the file.
c) Rate is $100 per month (plus tax), with a 2-month minimum ($200).
d) Payment must be received prior to the posting of the advertisement (online credit card payment).
e) The CAOMS reserves the right to refuse any advertisement.
f) This policy can be changed at any time at the discretion of the CAOMS.
The CAOMS offers many types of support to OMFS Residents:
- All first-year students, from every Canadian Training Centre for OMFS, are eligible recipients of the Dr. Al Swanson award. This CAOMS award is a $300 gift certificate from Elsevier to help defray the costs of educational material.
- Residents can join and benefit from the Canadian Residents Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CRAOMS), a branch of the CAOMS.
- Membership to the CAOMS is free for students. As such, there are no conference registration fees for Student Members to attend the CAOMS Annual Conference and many other such educational opportunities. Furthermore, upon completion of their studies, a Student Member who has obtained first time licensure/registration in the specialty of OMFS in a Canadian regulatory jurisdiction is eligible for a waiver of Active Membership dues for their first year of membership to the CAOMS provided they apply for membership within 24 months of when they obtained licensure/registration.
July 17 – July 21, 2022
Dr. Chad Robertson, CAOMS President invites you and your family to join him in this fascinating location. Combining the natural beauty of the landscape and the newly opened Parliament Hotel will showcase the best of Reykjavik. Our Scientific Co-Chairs Drs. Carl Bouchard and Jean-Charles Doucet have put together a broad range of speakers covering the latest OMFS topics.
June 8 – June 11, 2023
Vancouver is the site of the 25th ICOMS presented by the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This biennial education and networking conference brings together oral and maxillofacial surgeons, trainees and allied health professionals from around the world for three days of learning about the latest in scientific research, theory and issues related to oral and maxillofacial surgeons.