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The OMFS Interest Society strives to offer dental students interested in exploring oral maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) a structured yet diverse environment that will provide experiences necessary to hone interest and build associated knowledge and skills. Members will participate in organized experiences with the OMFS team at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which include but are not limited to: introduction and practice of surgical techniques, lectures on the depth and breadth of the specialty from distinguished leaders in the field, strategies to strengthen applications to residency programs and opportunities to serve in the community and assist with relevant research.

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Dyalram
Donita Dyalram, DDS, MD


Max Emmerling

Max Emmerling

Morgan Barker

Morgan Barker
Vice President

Jonathan Rosenstein

Jonathan Rosenstein

Ahmed Alkholeidi

Ahmed Alkholeidi

Christopher Sanginiti

Christopher Sanginiti

Resident Representatives:

Dr. Barbetta
Benjamin Barbetta, DDS, MD

Dr. Habib

Rania Habib, DDS, MD

Dr. Schonfield

Zachary Schonfield, DDS

Dr. Shah

Biraj Shah, DDS

Upcoming Events:

Maryland Day oral cancer screening volunteer event
Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Join the OMFS Society in volunteering at this important event. More information can be found at:

We will be sending information about signing up as the event gets closer. To join our email list, please email

Lecture by Dr. Jaime S. Brahim
Topic, date and room information TBA

Annual Oral Cancer 5K Walk/Run for Awareness
Presented by Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
Saturday, May 3
Location: Druid Hill Park 2600 Madison Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

Visual diagnosis group session - diagnostic role playing

For information about any of these events or to join our mailing list, please contact


Pig-Leg Suturing Workshop A Success

On Feb. 26, the OMFS Society hosted a pig-leg suturing workshop for the club's members. Residents and doctors assisted the students in proper suturing technique in an experience that was very valuable for all who attended.