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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Roger ThrondsonWelcome to the website for the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. We work in partnership with UTMB Health specialists, referring physicians, patients, and their caregivers to diagnose and treat the most challenging oral and maxillofacial conditions. In addition to their advanced training and research in specialty areas, our surgeons are highly skilled in new technologies including minimally invasive approaches that reduce side-effects and maximize outcomes.

This program, through full-time and part-time OMS faculty, trains surgeons in the contemporary scope of oral-maxillofacial surgery to include implants, office anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, head and neck pathology, hard and soft tissue facial reconstruction, TMJ surgery, CMF trauma, and corrective jaw surgery.

We offer one categorical residency track per year (one four-year position) and a single one-year non-categorical internship position. The residency program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Galveston is an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Galveston area offers an abundance of affordable apartments, condominiums, and homes. The city offers many cultural, athletic, historic, and other leisure events. The city is also a short distance from Houston metropolitan area.

Thank you for your interest in our program, and please feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Yours sincerely,

Roger R. Throndson, DDS
Associate Professor and Chief
Residency Program Director
Holder of the Carl E. Schow, Jr. Chair in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Services Provided:

For more information about our clinical services, locations, and to schedule an appointment please visit our clinical web site on
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Alveolar Cleft Surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Extractions and other oral surgeries 
  • Facial Trauma and Soft tissues trauma 
  • Head and Neck Infection 
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck 
  • Nerves Repair and Reconstruction
  • Oral/Head and Neck Oncology 
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 
  • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery 
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Pediatric Oral Surgery and Medically Complex Patients 
  • Salivary Gland Pathology
  • Vascular Tumors and Malformation in the Head and Neck 
  • Wisdom Teeth