Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

Our program provides experience in most all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, while maintaining the highest standards in residency training.

Orthognathic surgery, TMJ, facial pain, facial and oral lesions, IV sedation, dentoalveolar, cleft lip/cleft palate repair, dental implants and facial trauma are some of the services we provide to JPS Health Network. The oral & maxillofacial surgery outpatient clinic is one of the busiest and most productive of all outpatient specialty clinics in the hospital.

Currently we have 3 Interns and 2 Upper-level residents from the UT Southwestern/Parkland Program. The interns are here all year and each upper level resident is here for three months of each year.

FACULTY MEMBERS 

John P. Stella D.D.S.  John P. Stella, DDS
  • Chairman and Program Director
  • President, JPS Medical Staff
  • Clinical Interests: Orthognathic surgery, dental implantology
 
Michael R. Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D.  Michael R. Warner, DDS, PhD
  • Vice Chairman
  • Outpatient Clinic Director
  • Clinical Interests: Endoscopic TMJ surgery, facial pain, cosmetic surgery
  • Dr. Warner holds a PhD in Cell Biology/Anatomy and has published extensively on nerve repair and nerve regeneration
 
Herman Kao, D.D.S., M.D.  Herman Kao, DDS, MD
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Clinical Interests: Cleft & Craniofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma
  • Dr. Kao holds a monthly multidisciplinary cleft clinic to evaluate children of all ages and plan future surgical and non-surgical therapy
 
Fayette C. Williams, D.D.S., M.D.  Fayette C. Williams, DDS, MD
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Clinical Interests: Head & neck oncology, skin cancer, microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • Dr. Williams completed a 2-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2010
 
 patterson  Richard Patterson, DDS
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Clinical Interests: Outpatient anesthesia and dentoalveolar surgery
  • Dr. Patterson brings valuable clinical experience and knowledge after being in private practice for 3 decades performing a wide range of surgical procedures
 
  chrismorrisdds  Christopher Morris, DDS 

   

 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery First-Year Residents  

  • Thomas Farrell, DDS
  • Kristopher Hasstedt, DDS
  • Paul R. Kalish, DMD
  • Joseph Lenz, DDS
  • Keith Sonneveld, DDS

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 

The one-year internship program is designed for dental school graduates seeking oral and maxillofacial surgery experience before attending a formal residency training program.

Interns are expected to participate in all departmental activities and assume increasing responsibilities throughout the year.

  1. History and Physical Exam Course
  2. 2 week anesthesia rotation
  3. Dental Implant Course
  4. Dentofacial Deformities Course: Entire scope of maxillofacial dentofacial deformities
  5. Management of Facial Trauma Course: Triage, diagnose and treatment
  6. Oral Pathology Course

For more information about the JPS Health Network residency programs, please contact:
Holly Portwood
817-920-6936
hportwood@jpshealth.org