Director: Dr. Richard D’Innocenzo
Program Description

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) offers a two-week or more externship opportunity for third and fourth year dental students who are considering a career in oral & maxillofacial surgery and would like additional exposure to the specialty. Applicants must be enrolled in an ADA-accredited US or Canadian dental school at the time of the externship.

BMC is New England’s busiest Level-I Trauma Center, and is located in Boston. The extern will gain exposure to the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including orthognathic, TMJ, trauma, cosmetic and cancer surgery. He/she will have the opportunity to work in our outpatient clinics, perform ER procedures under supervision, attend operating room cases, and participate in all didactic lectures and conferences, besides the opportunity to take in-house calls with the on-call team. The extern may also have the opportunity to rotate through our other off-site affiliate institutions. On-campus housing in the on-call rooms is available, but must be pre-arranged with the externship director.

Application Instructions

For the externship program, please forward the following documentation as one package to:

Melissa Biondo
Predoctoral Coordinator
100 East Newton Street,  G-407
Boston, MA 02118

  1. Letter of intent stating your interest in the externship program at BU/BMC
  2. Copy of dental school transcript
  3. The dates of when you would like to participate in the externship
  4. Dean’s letter stating that you are in good standing and able to attend the externship
  5. Copy of malpractice insurance stating appropriate coverage during externship

Any questions, please contact Melissa Biondo at 617-638-4809 or via email at mbiondo@bu.edu