Jun 01, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

ELECT EOOMS - Clerkship in Outpatient Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Director(s): Stavan Patel, DDS, MD, Phone: 318-675-6036
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport/ Willis Knighton
Maximum Number of Students: 3
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: EOOMS
4 Credits

The goal of this block is for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Tracked medical students to learn outpatient assessment and management of routine office based oral and maxillofacial diseases.


  • During the course each student will:
    • Maintain and document a patient log
    • Perform and document at least 5 Head and Neck Exams under the supervision of a senior resident
    • Perform and document at least 10 local anesthesia blocks (mandibular inferior alveolar nerve blocks, lingual nerve blocks, greater palatine blocks)
    • Perform and document assistance in extraction of at least 20 total of unerupted and impacted teeth
    • Assist in the management of soft and hard tissue recontouring of 5 pre-prosthetic patients.
  • Understand the different methods of oral rehabilitation (non-implant and implant treatment plans).Document and give 5 case presentations on treatment planning of partially and fully edentulous patients to the supervising attending in clinic.

Specific Duties of Senior Students:

  • Active evaluation of patients in the out-patient setting, under supervision of residents and faculty
  • Participating in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Outpatient surgery cases in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department clinics.

Reading Assignments:

  • Peterson’s Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (3rd ed.), Miloro, Ghali, Larsen, Waite, 2012

Offered: ALL