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Pacific Regional Dental Command


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program

Mission Statement
The mission of the training program is to educate and train selected Army Dental Corps Officers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to graduate full scope surgeons capable of meeting the needs of the U.S. Army.

Program Description
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a 48 month certificate program accredited by the American Dental Association’s Committee on Graduate Dental Education. The residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of six Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs available in the Army Dental Corps. The educational experience is provided through rotations within the medical center (i.e. internal medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, pulmonary, and others) and by a three-month trauma rotation at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. Training is provided which allows the graduate to apply for privileges in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Program Strengths:

  • Close working relationship between the attending staff and residents
  • A full time attending staff with easy accessibility
  • Strong Orthognathic Surgery experience with a military Orthodontist assigned to directly support the training program
  • Strong Dental Implant experience with three military Prosthodontists supporting the training program
  • Active academic environment with residencies in medicine, pediatrics, ob/gyn, general surgery, urology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and family practice
  • Army Advanced Education in General Dentistry – 2 year program located nearby at Schofield Barracks

Program Eligibility and How to Apply
Applicants for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program come from the Active Army by applying for advance training through the Army Dental Corps Graduate Dental Education Office at the Academy of Health Sciences, 3151 Scott Road, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 (phone # 210-221-0079).

Faculty Directory

COL Andrew J. Wargo
Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

LTC Michael J. Ryhn
Assistant Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

To contact the Program:
COL Andrew J. Wargo, Program Director,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Tripler Army Medical Center
1 Jarrett White Road
Tripler AMC, Hawaii 96859-5000