Fellowship and Education

Academic Program

The Dental Medicine & Surgery service is committed to the development and education of medical and dental students, residents, fellows and community doctors. We host internal Stanford residents from the Emergency Department, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat) services. We provide opportunities for undergraduate Stanford students, visiting dental school students as well as international scholars to gain familiarity with dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, craniofacial surgery and oral pathology. Our goal is to foster interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to better serve our patients.

Dental Medicine & Surgery Fellowship

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. Fellows 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 fellowship is to provide advanced training in hospital dentistry with a focus on surgical and medical management of medically complex patients. The fellowship 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. Fellows 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 fellowship runs for 365 days and begins promptly on July 1. Accepted Dental Fellow will receive stipend pursuant to University regulations.

Stanford Dental Medicine & Surgery is available for patient care from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and on call for patient emergencies 24/7. Clinical duties for fellows comprise of day call and shared nights and weekends with faculty. Fellows will perform necessary consults and surgical treatment for patients at Stanford University Hospital, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and adult and pediatric emergency departments. Fellows will rotate with DMS faculty in dental medicine, orofacial pain, benign jaw lesions, dental oncology, OMFS and special needs clinics. Fellows will be responsible for coordination and follow up care for patients. Teaching duties for fellows comprise of being primary liaison for rotating dental residents and students. Fellows will present interdisciplinary hospital project, clinical case and journal club reviews to faculty and residents throughout the year.

How to Apply

Applicant Requirements:

  • Active California dental board licensure at program start
  • Preference given for applicants with GPR, specialty or hospital intensive AEGD training

The deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is January 29, 2021. To initiate your application, please provide:

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

Please send completed applications to Crystal Chang at cchang25@stanford.edu with Fellow 2021 in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please direct administrative concerns to:

Ariel Chou
Administrative Assistant

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the faculty reserve the right to close applications prior to deadline. You will be notified if a virtual interview has been granted. We hear from many high-level applicants, such as yourself, and give careful consideration to all applications. The accepted candidate will be notified by May 1, 2021.