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One Brooklyn Health

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Message from the Chairman:


David J. Miller, DDS, FICD, FACD, FPFA 

Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer 

Department of Dental Medicine 

One Brooklyn Health  



Welcome to One Brooklyn Health (OBH) Department of Dental Medicine. OBH (Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center) offers residency training programs in General Practice, Pediatric Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our residency programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.


Our Mission: 

  • Reduce the impact of the social determinants of health on the oral health of our patients.  

  • Integrate oral health as part of total patient health and well-being.  

  • Deliver comprehensive oral health care regardless of the patient’s age, race, sex, creed or national origin.  

  • Provide exceptional oral health care through prevention, education and treatment in a safe environment.  

  • Provide dental care to vulnerable populations including special needs, physically, intellectually and medically challenged patients.  

  • Foster a culture of inclusion, accountability, communication, integrity & empathy.  

  • Provide the highest quality of evidenced based training to dental residents in the General Dentistry, Pediatric and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs.  



Our Vision: 

Provide our patients with dental experience that will promote a lifelong relationship built on trust, confidence, quality, and exceptional patient care. To strive to remove the barriers that interfere with the patient’s ability to have good oral health and well-being.  

Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:


The One Brooklyn Health System Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is a hospital-based, 48-month certificate program beginning July 1, offering two new positions annually. The program’s goal is to transform the well-educated student of dentistry into a skilled and knowledgeable Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The graduate will be well versed in all aspects of the specialty. The training received will prepare the practitioner both clinically and academically to participate and pass the certifying exam of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. ​ 

The candidate will be proficient in: 


  • Craniofacial Trauma​ 

  • Orthognathic Surgery 

  • Implantology​ 

  • Dental Alveolar Trauma ​ 

  • Ambulatory Anesthesia​ 

  • Pathology 



The One Brooklyn Health System Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program curriculum encompasses seminars, clinical rotations, journal review, preparation of literature for professional presentation, attendance at organization sponsored meetings, and advanced education review courses. 


Program Stipend and Tuition 

All residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) and are subject to the terms of the approved contract. Post Graduate Year (PGY) levels are defined as a year of service in a residency training program which is certified as having been completed by the appropriate hospital authority, i.e., CODA, ACGME. Residents also receive a $2,900 annual food allowance and an annual CIR educational benefit of $1000. Residents are entitled to 4 weeks of paid vacation, 9 federal holidays and 4 Personal days. 


          First Year: $74,201.45  

          Second Year: $81,514.57 

          Third Year: $86,745.81  

          Fourth Year: $89,546.70 



The One Brooklyn Health System (OBH) was established to preserve and enhance health care services in the communities of Central Brooklyn and is composed of three hospitals and their affiliated facilities: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (BHMC), Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC). All three hospitals have had historic ties to the communities they serve and are working together to build a system that will enable OBH to provide the highest quality and widest breadth of healthcare services to those in need.  


OBH Dental facilities include:  

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center  

Brookdale Family Care Center- New Lots  

Brookdale Family Care Center- Linden  

Interfaith Medical Center –Smile Brooklyn Dental Center 

Interfaith Medical Center- Bedford Dental Center  

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 


Program Strengths 

  • Diverse patient population 

  • Vulnerable community with significant oral healthcare needs 

  • Extensive clinical and multidisciplinary experience 

  • Excellent auxiliary staff support 

  • Education supervised by both full-time and part time faculty. 

  • Extensive emergency room and operating room experience. 

  • Comprehensive orthodontic and growth guidance training. 

  • Practice management and private office training. 

  • Full service medical library on campus 

  • Comprehensive dental services are provided by oral surgeons, general dentists, pedodontics, orthodontists, dental anesthesiologists, oral pathologists, endodontists, prosthodontists, periodontists. 

Program Faculty:


Keith Murtagh, DDS Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 



Andrew Marks, DDS, FACS Assistant Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 


Gerald Geldzhaler, DDS 

Nicole Teehan, DDS 

Neil McGowan, DDS 

Maria Dourmas, DDS, MD 

Anthony Cerciello, DDS 


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