Dental Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Instructorship

For Prospective Applicants

How to Apply


  1. Active California dental board licensure at program start
  2. Applicants required to have previous hospital training such as an intern year, GPR, or AEGD with hospital call

Please direct administrative concerns to:

Jillian Cruz

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2023 and should be emailed to Jillian Cruz, Only complete applications will be reviewed. An optional information session will be held pending interest on January 24, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 1, 2023 and the faculty reserve the right to close applications prior to deadline. You will be notified if a virtual interview has been granted by end of February 2023. We hear from many high-level applicants, such as yourself, and give careful consideration to all applications. Application requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Recent Photo 

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

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 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.

Stanford Dental Medicine & Surgery is available for patient care from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and on call for patient emergencies 24/7. 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 interdisciplinary hospital project, clinical case and journal club reviews to faculty and residents throughout the year.


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


Jillian Cruz
Dental Medicine, OMFS Clinical Instructorship Coordinator
650-497-3962 | Email