Orthognathic and TMJ Surgical Fellowship

seattle jaw surgery
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Apr 25, 2023

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Seattle Jaw Surgery is looking to hire a one-year fellow starting July 1 2023.  We have a practice on Capitol Hill in Seattle Washington.  Our purpose in offering a fellowship is to train a future high volume orthognathic surgeon who will serve their community. We believe that orthognathic and TMJ surgery are worthy of fellowship training, and both have a complexity that cannot be comprehensively learned during residency. 

During your year of fellowship, you will treat more than 200 patients with orthognathic surgery and at least 50 patients with TMJ surgery.  This is as a first assistant and/or as a primary surgeon. You will learn from our two oral and maxillofacial surgeons and one physician assistant.  For half of your year, you will learn alongside an oral and maxillofacial surgical resident from Madigan.

The reason why you would consider this fellowship has to do with its diversity.  Diversity in treatment planning, patient population and in technique. The Seattle area is very diverse, and we treat all people with individualized treatment plans based off treatment goals, ethnicity, age, and preferred gender. To supplement your clinical treatment plans, you will learn how to 2 and 3 dimensionally treatment plan your patients.  At the end of this fellowship, you will be personally proficient in performing 3D surgical treatment planning using an all-digital workflow as well as printing your own surgical splints and surgical guides.   You will learn how to perform orthognathic surgery with traditional braces, Invisalign, lingual orthodontics, and when surgery first is appropriate.  You will spend time in an orthodontic clinic and learn how to care for patients throughout all phases of their orthodontic care.

You will learn various perioperative treatment algorithms to minimize swelling, pain, bleeding, numbness, and healing difficulties.  You will learn outpatient orthognathic surgery both at the hospital and in office.  You will learn how to perform surgery by yourself, with one surgical assistant, or with another surgeon.  You will be involved in surgeries that include various complex plans including transoral ramus osteotomies, segmental mandibular surgery, revision surgery, multiple segment LeFort osteotomies, subapical osteotomies, and narrowing genioplasties. You will have an airway focus and an opportunity to spend time with a local sleep clinic.  Finally, you will learn the financial aspect of building your own orthognathic practice. 

TMJ surgical exposure will be to nonsurgical management, perioperative physical therapy, and surgical management. Surgical management will include arthrocentesis, surgical arthroscopy, open arthroplasties and joint replacement – both custom and stock prostheses.  

I have created a fellowship that will take an excellent resident and push them forward to a proficient, practicing orthognathic surgeon.  You will be our second fellow and we offer a living wage in Seattle at 120k. This position is open to practicing oral surgeons and new OMS graduates from dual or single degree American programs. Interested candidates should forward their CV to bobek@seattlejawsurgery.com

I look forward to meeting you and hope you consider our position.

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