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The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical subspecialty within the Department of Surgery at Highland Hospital. We are comprised of four full-time attending oral and maxillofacial surgeons and a CODA-accredited residency training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Our division is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, educational training, and research. 

Clinical Care

Supported by the resources of Alameda Health System, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a broad scope of clinical services from trauma surgery, head and neck oncologic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery, TMJ surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, dental implants, and dentoalveolar surgery. 

Highland Hospital is the only level 1 trauma center in the East Bay. As a result, maxillofacial trauma is an integral portion of the clinical care. Highland Hospital and the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery take pride in providing outstanding trauma care to the residents of Alameda County. 

The majority of the surgeries, clinic visits, and inpatient care is provided at Highland Hospital. Minor ambulatory surgeries are completed at San Leandro Hospital. The busy oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic is located within Highland Hospital with close collaboration with the general dentistry clinic. 

Education & Training

Highland Hospital is proud of its longstanding comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training program. Supported by the diverse patient population and broad clinical exposure, acceptance into the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program is highly competitive. Highland Hospital has a history of training outstanding clinicians and surgeons. 

The educational component of the residency program is spread across many sites in the Bay Area. The core full-time faculty of the division are Clinical Professors through the University of California, San Francisco. Backed by a world-class educational institution, the residency training program is well-suited to achieve its mission of excellence through education and clinical care.


The advancement of clinical and surgical management is a priority for the division. The areas of clinical research interests include: benign and malignant pathology, craniofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery, dentoalveolar and dental implants, temporomandibular joint disorders, medical emergency simulation, and surgical education.

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