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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at Carle is a fully accredited four year program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The residency program participates in the PASS application program and Match to allow two new residents to enter the program each year. This program incorporates all requirements necessary for candidates who complete the program to attain eligibility for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Program Description

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) was the first residency program offered by Carle and was founded in 1948. Physicians and residents operate two outpatient clinics within Carle Physician Group; one at Carle Foundation Hospital and one at Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields in Champaign. The department sees nearly 15,000 patient visits annually, with over 1,750 IV sedations and general anesthetics administered for over 3,750 procedures per year.

OMFS providers are in the main operating room three days a week. Additional main operating room time is utilized as needed. Residents are usually in the operating room three to five days a week. In addition to the main operating room at Carle Foundation Hospital, the surgeons also utilize the ambulatory surgery center at Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields in Champaign.


The Carle Health system includes eight award-winning hospitals, multispecialty physician group practices with more than 1,300 physicians and APPs practicing in more than 80 specialties and subspecialties. Carle serves the healthcare needs of more than one million patients in more than 50 counties in Illinois and western Indiana.

Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital is a leader in management of outpatient surgical procedures and opened its first of two free standing ambulatory surgery and recovery centers in 1996.

Carle Foundation Hospital is the primary clinical facility for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.


Our residency training includes hands-on patient care experience in clinic and hospital settings with a significant amount of time spent in the operating room.

Clinical Experience

Resident clinical experience at Carle is exceptional. During the first year, residents will spend two months on Internal Medicine. The remainder of the year they are assigned to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. The second year, residents spend five months on Anesthesia, two months on General Surgery and one month on ICU. The remainder of the second year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. In the third year, residents spend two months on Trauma and Critical Care, one month on ENT, one month on Plastic Surgery, two weeks on Quality and Patient Safety, and two weeks on Neurosurgery. The remainder of the year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. The entire fourth year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service.

Weekly Conferences

  • Resident educational lectures and OMS SCORE modules
  • Orthognathic Conference
  • Implant Conference
  • Case Conference

Monthly Conferences

  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Conference
  • Head and Neck Tumor Board (bi-monthly)
  • Mock Oral Boards

Other Educational Opportunities

  • Suture Workshops
  • Plating Workshops
  • Hands-on Simulation Courses
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Workshops
  • Cadaver Lab

Meet Our Team

Ashley E. Manlove, DMD, MD, FACS


Program Director
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Christine Johnson


Program Coordinator

Jonathan S. Bailey, DMD, MD, FACS

Core Faculty

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Benjamin Schaefer, DDS

Core Faculty

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Theron C. Waisath, DMD

Adjunct Faculty

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Carter Melendez-Christensen, DMD


University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Knika Sethi, DDS


New York University

Daniel Setzke, DMD


Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Erik Quintana, DMD


Oregon Health and Science University

Leticia Cuellar, DMD


Tufts University

Kyle Dunn, DDS


University of Iowa

David Cartier, DMD


Boston University

Ashley Lau, DDS


Stony Brook University

Amanda Rosenfeld, DDS


University of California, San Francisco

Kazmin Stan, DMD


Tufts University

How to Apply

We appreciate your interest in the Carle Foundation Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Our program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) and only accepts applications through the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

Application Submission

  • Applicants must apply through PASS. Email, paper or faxed documentation are not accepted and will not be reviewed.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a Canadian citizen on a TN visa.

Application Criteria
A complete application includes:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A photograph.
  • Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF).
  • Undergraduate transcripts. 
  • Dental school transcript (DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited program).
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score.
  • Must be eligible for an Illinois Temporary Dental Training License. Please visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) website for further information.

Due to the large number of applicants, not everyone meeting these criteria will be interviewed or accepted. Final decisions are made after review of all available information.

Please note that this information may be subject to change.

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact us at or call (217) 326-1297.

Internship Program

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers two one-year internship positions per year for dental school graduates interested in gaining further experience in the specialty. The position includes equal clinical responsibilities, privileges, salary and benefits as the first year resident. The intern will participate in the outpatient clinic, operating room and emergency room. The intern will share call responsibility and participate in the daily care of inpatients and outpatients to function as an integral part of the resident team. Additionally, the intern participates fully in all didactic conferences and is enrolled in the Core Concepts of Physical Diagnosis course to improve examination skills.

Application Submission

  • Applications for the internship positions will be considered immediately following the match. If you have already applied to the residency via PASS and did not match, your application will automatically be considered. 
  • If you are applying for the internship position only and do not have a PASS application, please fill out the application linked below. In addition to completing the application, please send your CV, photo, undergraduate transcripts and dental school transcripts via email to


Externship Program

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a one to two week externship program year-round for dental school students interested in gaining further experience in the specialty.

The externship is designed to introduce the student to the full scope of the specialty in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Students are able to observe in the outpatient clinic, operating room and emergency room. The extern will be taking call with the residents and participate in the daily care of inpatients and outpatients. By working closely with residents and attending physicians, the student will gain insight into resident life, our residency program and the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


About Our Faculty

Dr. Ashley Manlove joined Carle in July 2016 and became the residency program director in January 2019. Dr. Manlove graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2010, and then went on to receive her medical degree in 2013 from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Dr. Manlove completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals Cleveland, and then completed a one year fellowship in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Currently, Dr. Manlove is an assistant clinical professor for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and director of the Cleft Craniofacial Team at Carle. She has written book chapters on craniofacial surgery and maxillofacial trauma and lectured both regionally and nationally on craniofacial anomalies. In 2019, Dr. Manlove was named Rising Star Physician at Carle Foundation Hospital, and in 2021 she was awarded the Faculty Educator Development Award by AAOMS. Dr. Manlove’s clinical interests include cleft lip and palate repair, reconstruction of craniofacial anomalies, pediatric maxillofacial surgery, jaw corrective surgery and maxillofacial trauma.

Dr. Jonathan Bailey joined the faculty in 2001, serving as the program director from 2004-2018. Dr. Bailey completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital with an additional two year fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oncology and Reconstruction at the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore. Currently, Dr. Bailey is a clinical professor for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Bailey has served as the associate medical director of specialty surgical services at Carle Foundation Hospital since 2013, been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 2010-2018, and has served as a faculty member for the AO North America Craniofacial Education Committee since 2009.

Dr. Benjamin Schaefer joined Carle in May 2020. Dr. Schaefer completed his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital in 2019, and returned to Carle after spending one year in private practice. Dr. Schaefer’s clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma and surgical airways.