Dental Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Instructorship

For Prospective Applicants

Applications for the 2024-2025 Dental Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Instructorship are Now Closed

Our Program

The Dental Medicine & Surgery service is proud to support a one year position dedicated to the advanced surgical and medical management of the head, neck, face and jaw. Clinical Instructors will work in close relationship with Dental Medicine & Surgery as well as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty. Opportunities for clinical and basic research may be available depending upon interest.

Goals & Objectives

Our goal is to foster future dental medicine leaders in a very specialized training environment that can help address the nationwide shortage of dentists equipped to handle hospital based care. The objective of the one year clinical instructorship is to provide advanced training in hospital dentistry with a focus on surgical and medical management of medically complex patients. The clinical instructorship is intended to provide focused training for those that may be considering pathways to academic, hospital, private or specialty dental careers.  

Dedicated teaching faculty consist of general practitioners and board certified oral maxillofacial surgeons. Clinical Instructors will have access to the wide breadth of other Stanford Medicine services such as Radiation Oncology and Otolaryngology. Fellows can expect annual case load exposure to: head and neck oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, organ transplant, orofacial trauma, orthognathic, oral pathology, full mouth dentoalveolar surgery and implant rehabilitation and sleep apnea.


The clinical instructorship runs for 365 days and begins promptly on July 1. Orientation will be held at the Stanford Palo Alto Campus the week prior. Accepted Dental Medicine & Surgery Clinical Instructors will receive stipend pursuant to University regulations.

Clinical duties for clinical instructors comprise of day call and shared nights and weekends with faculty. Clinical Instructors will perform necessary consults and surgical treatment for patients at Stanford University Hospital, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and adult and pediatric emergency departments. Clinical Instructors will rotate with DMS faculty in dental medicine, orofacial pain, benign jaw lesions, dental oncology, OMFS and special needs clinics. Clinical Instructors will be responsible for coordination and follow up care for patients. Teaching duties for Clinical Instructors comprise of being primary liaison for rotating dental residents and students. Clinical Instructors will present dedicated projects to faculty and residents throughout the year.


Since this programs inception in 2019, past fellows have completed dental specialty training, and joined as staff dentists at Stanford, VA Palo Alto and UCSF.


Crystal Chang, DDS 
Director, Dental Medicine & Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Instructorship Program


Sabrina Alinejad
Dental Medicine, OMFS Clinical Instructorship Coordinator
650-721-2491 | Email