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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 Carle OMFS Residency Program participates in the PASS application program and Match to allow two new residents to enter the program each year. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This advanced education program incorporates all requirements necessary to attain board eligibility in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Christine Johnson

Residency Coordinator

Program Description 


The Program 

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) operates a daily outpatient clinic within Carle Physician Group. The clinic, in Urbana, is fully equipped and staffed to perform IV sedation, monitored anesthesia care, and full general anesthetics. Additionally, a second fully operational outpatient clinic, with identical capabilities is operated in Champaign.

OMFS providers are in the main operating room three days a week. Additional main operating room time is utilized as needed. The OMFS outpatient unit operates five days/week and sees nearly 15,000 patient visits annually, with over 1,750 IV sedations and general anesthetics administered for over 3,750 procedures a year.

Facilities

Carle Physician Group is a multi-specialty group practice with more than 500 physicians and 300 APPs practicing in more than 80 specialties and subspecialties. With 12 branch clinics in surrounding communities, Carle Physician Group serves the healthcare needs of more than one million patients in 42 east central Illinois and western Indiana counties.

In addition to a 24 hour Emergency Department, Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center. 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 teaching hospital for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. 


History of Carle OMFS

Dr. Ashley Manlove joined Carle in July 2016, becoming the Program Director in January 2019.

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 & 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 since 2010, and has served as a faculty member for the AO North America Craniofacial Education Committee since 2009.

Dr. Craig Norbutt joined Carle Foundation Hospital in 2011 as the associate program director. Dr. Norbutt completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery with Dr. Myron Tucker. His clinical interests include craniomaxillofacial trauma, bone grafting and implant surgery. 

Most recently, Dr. Benjamin Schaefer joined Carle in May 2020. Dr. Schaefer completed his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital in 2019. 

Within the hospital, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service has formed a close working relationship with Carle's Neonatology Service. The Hospital's Level III Perinatal Service provides care for mothers and babies. The OMFS division is consulted for nearly all craniofacial anomalies, often after in-utero ultrasound diagnosis. With this opportunity, the OMFS residents gain in depth clinical and operating room experience in the management of primary and secondary cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as, other craniofacial anomalies. This is a unique and valuable aspect of the residency program at Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group.


Curriculum


Residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) includes hands-on patient care experiences in clinic and hospital settings with a significant amount of time spent in the operating room. Weekly conferences round out the educational experience with both lecture and simulated learning.


Clinical Experience

Resident clinical experience at Carle is exceptional. During the first and fourth year of the program, residents are assigned to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service. The second year, residents spend five months on Anesthesia, two months on Internal Medicine, two months on General Surgery, one month on ICU and two weeks on Quality and Patient Safety. The remainder of the 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 Ophthalmology, and two weeks on Neurosurgery. The remainder of the year is spent on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service.

A Highly Personalized Program of Education and Research

Carle Foundation Hospital is dedicated to the principle that education and research are integral to our mission of providing quality healthcare services. As the primary clinical facility for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, the hospital is committed to the highest academic standards of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Graduate medical education enhances quality patient care, the objectives of the medical staff, undergraduate education and the research objectives of the hospital. We are committed to providing resources required to meet external accreditation standards for programs we sponsor and endorse, and to comply fully with institutional responsibilities outlined by national post graduate accreditation bodies. Carle Foundation Hospital is dedicated to the principle that education and research are integral to our mission of providing quality healthcare services.

Meet Our Team

Photograph of Ashley E. Manlove, DMD, MD
Ashley E. Manlove, DMD, MD

Administration

Program Director
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Photograph of Craig S. Norbutt, DMD, MD
Craig S. Norbutt, DMD, MD

Administration

Associate Program Director
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Photograph of Jonathan S. Bailey, DMD, MD, FACS
Jonathan S. Bailey, DMD, MD, FACS

Faculty

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Theron C. Waisath, DMD

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Photograph of Benjamin Schaefer, DDS
Benjamin Schaefer, DDS

Faculty

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Brian Mitchell, DDS

Resident

PGY-4
Marquette University

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Baxter Jones, DDS

Resident

PGY-3
University of Michigan

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Alexis Linnebur, DMD

Resident

PGY-2
Midwestern University-Illinois

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Mitchell Mascaro, DDS

Resident

PGY-2
Meharry Medical College

Photograph of Carter Melendez-Christensen, DMD
Carter Melendez-Christensen, DMD

Resident

PGY-1
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

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Knika Sethi, DDS

Resident

PGY-1
New York University

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Justin Felix, DDS

Resident

Intern
University of Toronto School of Dentistry

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Mark Norland, DDS

Resident

Intern
Marquette University

How to Apply 


Below are the requirements for all applicants:

  • Applications must be submitted through the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
  • Must participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match)
  • Must obtain a DDS/DMD degree from an ADA accredited program
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a Canadian citizen on a TN visa
  • Must have a 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)
PASS applications should include your CV, photo, CBSE score, undergraduate transcripts, and three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF). No supplemental materials are required to be sent directly to the program.

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.

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact us by email at christine.johnson@carle.com 


Externship Program 


The Carle 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 complete 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 the residents and attending physicians, the student will gain insight into resident life, our residency program and the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Internship Program


The Carle 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.

Below are the requirements for all internship applicants:

  • Must obtain a DDS/DMD degree from an ADA accredited program
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a Canadian citizen on a TN visa
  • Must have a 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)

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 below. In addition to completing the application, please send your CV, photo, undergraduate transcripts and dental school transcripts via email to christine.johnson@carle.com.

Please complete all fields of this application for the internship program with Carle Foundation Hospital's Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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