Program director's message

Thank you for considering Geisinger's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. Our training program offers a complete educational experience regardless of complexity with a geographic footprint of more than two million people with array of oral and maxillofacial conditions. Geisinger Health System was one of the nation’s leaders initiating a program in electronic health records several years ago.

Our division of OMFS routinely shares pertinent medical information with our colleagues across the health system in the management of patients requiring multi-disciplinary care. As a Level I Trauma center we serve those in our geographic footprint in Northeast and Central PA. Resident education is optimized with use of our health system’s resources, research opportunities and innovation in genomics. Our program was conceptualized to meet the demand for oral and maxillofacial surgery services. When compared to other programs we found that our health system could offer more of a complete experience in resident education.

Resident training in oral and maxillofacial surgery is a serious commitment for both the resident and the teaching institution. This program was developed to share what this health system can offer and believe that we can meet and exceed every criteria in resident education. To that end, as program director, I am humbled for this wonderful opportunity to initiate a program at the Geisinger Medical Center. Those who choose to meet us will soon realize what the excitement is all about. I am persuaded that our program will be recognized on a national level in a short time and encourage you to see what we have to offer.

Robert Pellecchia, DDS