The Predoctoral curriculum in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is one of the top-rated curriculums in the nation, based on several measurement tools.
The program is known not only for it innovative approach to teaching but for the wealth of clinical experience afforded to each dental student at the university. Faculty in this program are serving as leaders in developing competency measurement tools for students in the area of local anesthesia, pain and anxiety control, dentoalveolar surgery, and management of medical emergencies during dental treatment.
Graduating dental students over the past decade have accomplished an average of 128 surgical procedures (minimum: 100), 8 pre prosthetic procedures (minimum: 6) and 6 inhalation sedation cases managed (minimum: 5). This level of clinical experience is highly unique, making TAMBCD graduates highly sought after for graduate training. They also gain a lot of practical patient management experience associated with our walk-in emergency patients who have infections, dental pain, and other acute conditions.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Dr. Marianela Gonzalez.