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. Jordan Gigliotti,
Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal General Hospital

B3.119, 1650 Cedar Ave
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
Tel: (514) 934-1934 ext. 42492

Kevin Calder,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

Dr. Carl Bouchard

Dr. Annie-Claude Valcourt

Marie-Line Dupuis,
Agente de gestion des études
(418) 418-656-2131 ext. 402937

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. Michael Shimizu,
Division Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 5C1
Tel: (519) 661-2111 ext. 33451

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.

Visit the RCDC website for more information, including certification and licensure information for international candidates seeking to practice oral surgery in Canada.

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.

I love the CAOMS because...

Play Video

Resident Membership

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.

Job Board

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!

The Department of OMFS at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada offers a one-year fellowship based in the department of OMFS at Nova Scotia Health. The focus of the fellowship is orthognathic and TMJ surgery. Fellows will also receive training in cleft lip and palate, facial trauma, and surgical pathology and reconstructive surgery. Opportunities exist for research. The fellowship commences on July 1st every year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV, a letter of intent and two letters of reference to the contact listed below.

Contact Information

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences
5981 University Avenue
Room 5132
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Phone: 902 494 1679

Post added: Feb 8th

Peter Lougheed Centre The Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone invites applications for two Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon positions. Qualifications include Alberta Dental Association and College practice permit with Specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Degree in Dentistry, FRCD(D) Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. For one of the positions, preference will be given to those candidates who also have a medical degree and post graduate fellowship training. Clinical Role: The successful candidates will become members of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. With the current section members, they will provide health care services and accommodate increased service needs and volume of complex oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) problems including temporomandibular joint pathology, mandibular trauma, and obstructive sleep apnea cases. They will share in operating room time at the Peter Lougheed Centre. The successful candidates will also have a requirement to cover the minor oral surgery clinic at Foothills Medical Centre Dental Clinic/Calgary Cancer Center up to four days each month. At the future Calgary Cancer Centre clinic site, they will help assist / develop oral rehabilitation services and screening programs. The surgeons will share in the OMFS call schedule according to the section and AHS policies. Educational Role: There will be an expectation for contribution to the education of GPR residents, off service residents, and OMF fellows working in the section of OMF surgery. The successful candidates will be expected to apply for a clinical academic appointment with the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine. Administrative Role: The successful candidates would assist in the provision of section and departmental administrative duties. Remuneration: Fee for Service In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary are committed to employment equity and respect, appreciate, and encourage diversity. Deadline for application is Feb 12, 2024. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference in PDF format to: Dr. Graham Cobb Section Chief for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Surgical Oncology Peter Lougheed Centre 3500 – 26 Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6J4 Email: Post added: Jan 18th
Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery group is looking for the right candidate to join our growing team. We currently have five locations located in and around Vancouver, BC. Our offices boast 40+ years of experience in providing the highest standard of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery care to our loyal and ever-growing referral network. Our surgeons have a commitment to both clinical and professional excellence. Our team has years of experience performing the full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures and our facilities are both deep sedation and general anesthesia certified. Our staff have years of experience to help onboard incoming surgeons to allow for a smooth transition. We are offering a competitive salary for an associate to partnership track but are also open to those wanting a part-time position. Both experienced and new graduates are encouraged to apply as the start date is flexible. Please email your CV and cover letter to and we will reach out to you promptly to further discuss the opportunity. Post added: Dec 22nd
We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to join our well-established practice in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This part-time position offers the flexibility to add more days based on your availability and schedule. Responsibilities:
  • Perform a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures with precision and expertise.
  • Collaborate with our team of dental professionals to provide comprehensive patient care.
  • Maintain accurate patient records and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and guidelines.
  • Valid license to practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the GTA.
  • Board certification or eligibility for board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Possible Hospital OR time
  • In office General Anesthesia
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing this exciting opportunity further. Post added: Dec 13th
The Department of Dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children intends to hire an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to expand its capacity to provide pediatric oral surgical care in our ambulatory clinics and operating rooms. This part-time position focuses on multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial prosthetic care. The successful candidate will be registered as a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Michael Casas, Dentist-in-Chief, The Hospital for Sick Children via email to Post added: Oct 3
Announcing the launch of Fellowship in Surgical and Dental Sleep Medicine at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. This is a one-year comprehensive Fellowship in surgical management of sleep breathing disorders and facial deformities at the Toronto Rehab Institute within the University Health Network, a world class teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada. This is the first Sleep Surgery Fellowship Program offered in Canada. As increasingly more patients are being diagnosed with Sleep Breathing Disorders the demand by patients and clinicians for surgical sleep solutions have grown. In 2021, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published a clinical practice guideline that highlighted the importance of referring adults with OSA for surgical consultation. The surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea has evolved and matured in recent years to include a breadth of new techniques. Maxillomandibular advancement surgery continues to be a highly effective surgical option targeting multiple sites from the velum and soft palate to oropharynx, and the tongue. Preoperative diagnostics tests with Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) and Mandibular Advancement Therapy (MAD) have been used as prognostic indicators in patient selection, to optimize the magnitude of skeletal advancement/expansion, and to further increase the success rate by eliminating non-responders. In this Fellowship, we teach our evidence based models for multi-disciplinary care which include sleep medicine physicians and surgeons for comprehensive evaluation of OSA patients. As many of these complex patients require multi-modality management, we offer a synergistic collaboration between sleep surgeons (OMFS and Otolaryngology) and sleep medicine physicians for development of optimal patient specific surgical plan, increasing the success predictability. This fellowship position is ideal for an OMFS with basic training in orthognathic surgery with a special interest in sleep medicine and surgical management of OSA. It is a salaried position commencing July 2023 to June 2024. Candidates must be American or Canadian OMFS trained and are required to hold a certificate of registration from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). ABOMS or FRCDC preferred but not required. This fellowship is based on a 3 days/week curriculum with an opportunity for extensive clinical private practice 2 days/week and one-on-one mentorship with Dr. Tina Meisami. For detailed information email See the full description. Post added: June 1st

Abbotsford Oral Surgery (Abbotsford, BC)

Opportunity: A busy and growing single-practitioner office seeking an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS) interested in an Associate opportunity leading to a long-term, full-time Partnership. About us:
  • A full scope private practice in the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford), BC.
  • Established long term relationships with referring practices with a strong referral base.
  • Modern, state-of-the-art, accredited deep sedation facility and fully digital (charting, CBCT, IO scanner and GPS implant machine…)
  • Provide comprehensive and compassionate oral surgery care, including implants, pathology, orthognathics, facial trauma…
  • Principal has hospital privileges.
  • Knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate team
  • Professional, engaging, rewarding and positive workplace and culture.
What we offer:
  • Excellent remuneration and work-life balance
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity for full-time permanent position (offer additional days at other location/satellite practices)
  • We are open to collaboration and discussing a mutually beneficial schedule and commitment.
Our ideal candidate:
  • Empathetic, professional, motivated, and caring individual who strives for excellence when treating patients.
  • Qualified and Canadian board-certified OMFS (new graduates welcomed)
We are located in Abbotsford, BC (approximately 65 kilometers East of Vancouver), nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley. Abbotsford remains an attractive and growing community offering affordable housing, excellent schools and recreational activities, peaceful parks and its stunning mountain views. Abbotsford residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life while living in one of the most beautiful cities in British Columbia. While it’s a large city, its rural roots give Abbotsford a close, tight-knit feeling that’s usually found in smaller communities. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Please send CV to / 416-697-7144 Post added: Apr 25th

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon to work on a percentage basis, full time, in the Gatineau area.

Benefits of this position:

  • Working in a private clinic with Dr. Mario Dumas, who has over 25 years of experience
  • The Gatineau area is experiencing rapid demographic and economic growth
  • Construction of a new hospital in Gatineau with all the medical and dental specialties
  • Well-located and well-equipped clinic for the specialty including digital technology (e.g., CBCT 3D imaging) for practical experience matching your training
  • A solid and experienced team of passionate dental professionals to support you
  • Complete management of the office and staff by the clinical and corporate teams
  • A schedule that can balance work and life
  • High patient volume from day one, including jaw (orthognathic) surgery
  • Referral of patients from the six other clinics in the nearby network
  • Hospital privileges supported by Dr. Dumas
  • Privilege of being mentored by Dr. Dumas in both the clinic and the operating room
  • Full patient focus for a long-term career without the burden of administrative tasks

For more information, contact Dr. Mario Dumas
or Suzanne Francoeur 514-916-9843

Maxillo Hull (Clareo Network)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology
15, Montclair Street, Suite 201, Gatineau (Hull sector), Quebec, J8Y 2E2
Tel.: 819-775-9090

Post added: Apr 19th

Pacific Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is hiring a full-time associate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. We are a forward-thinking, busy, private oral surgery practice in Surrey, British Columbia. We offer a broad scope of surgery, including dentoalveolar, trauma, pathology, implant and orthognathic surgery, with an almost 30-year history and solid referral base. A strong relationship with the local hospital. Potential to expand in areas such as cosmetics if desired.

Recently renovated spacious, state-of-the-art office. Fully accredited for GA and deep sedation. All digital radiography, CBCT, Pan, and electronic records. Very experienced, professional staff, including a combination of RNs and surgical assistants on the clinical side. This associate position leads to a buy-in/partnership opportunity with an easy, affordable buy-in structure without a bank loan.

Enjoy the thriving West Coast lifestyle with breathtaking views, beautiful beaches, and easy access to world-class skiing. Surrey is 2nd largest city in beautiful BC and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada.



Post added: Apr 4th

An excellent opportunity to join and own an established OMS practice in central Vancouver.

Facial cosmetics and orthognathic surgery practice focus with long term experiences in dentoalveolar and TMJ. Hospital access and mentorship with eventual takeover of the practice.

Large physical facility and excellent staff.

Please reply with resume and personal information to

Look forward to meeting up.

Post added: Jan 18th

Opportunity: Chilliwack Oral Surgery is a full scope private practice with a strong referral base. It was established in 2013, and we remain a busy and growing single-practitioner office seeking an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon or new graduate interested in an associate opportunity leading to a long-term, full-time partnership. 

See the full description.

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit an electronic copy of your CV and an introductory cover letter to:

Post added: Nov 3rd

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

Post added: Sept 21st

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon wanted to work on a commission basis or in partnership. Benefits of this position:
  • 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
For any information, do not hesitate to contact me by email: Dr Daniel Ricard Post added: Sept 20th

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

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: 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 We look forward to speaking with you.

Post added: May 18th

Opportunity to go from Associate to Owner for the right person. Spa-like ground floor office in beautiful Victoria / Langford… 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 email at OMS ONLY. 

Post refreshed: December 13, 2022


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.

Organizations of interest