It is well known that as part of their curriculum, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents have to complete a five- to six-month rotation on anesthesia service, along with ongoing anesthesia delivery and education throughout their entire training. While the general requirements of the training must follow the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA, the dental equivalent of ACGME) and are fairly specific, each academic anesthesiology department independently develops its own goals and objectives. The degree of success achieved is usually gauged by the clinical ability of each OMFS resident, rather than on their national examination scores on anesthesiology-related topics.

OMFS residents are highly trained professionals who start by completing a four-year DDS degree, followed by the completion of an OMFS residency of four to six years. The time variance is that some programs have an integrated medical degree program...

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