To qualify competent, skillful and knowledgeable oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are capable of functioning independently providing optimal and ethical patient centered care with lifelong commitment to continue reflective learning and research development.

To excel regionally and internationally as a prestigious OMFS residency program utilizing contemporary techniques, a competency and an evidence-based curriculum and commitment towards continued professional development and research that nurture skilled and ethical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who fulfill patients and community expectations.

The main objective of the OMSB OMFS Program is to train and graduate competent and knowledgeable oral and maxillofacial surgeons, capable of providing optimal and ethical patient centered care independently.
The trainee should:
Achieve sound knowledge in the principles of oral and maxillofacial examination
Be able to take a sound and complete patient history and perform a physical examination related to oral and maxillofacial surgery
Be able to establish comprehensive differential diagnoses
Recognize emergency situations and manage them effectively
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and perform surgical operations in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Achieve a sound knowledge of research
Be able to effectively communicate and facilitate the doctor patient relationship and colleagues in dynamic exchange.
Be able to manage information and records in sustainable practice and making decision about allocating resources and contributing to the effectiveness of the health care system.
Be able to demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning as well as creation and disseminating and translating knowledge in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Demonstrate ethical and moral standards committed to the well-being of individual and society with professionally led regulations and high personal standing of behavior.
Responsibly use their expertise and influence to advance the health and wellbeing of individual patients, communities and population.
Effectively work within health care team to achieved optimal patient care and effectively work with other professionals in the health care’s system.

Duration of the Residency Training Program


Training Centers

Main Training Centers

Al Nahdha Hospital – Main Core of OMFS teaching
PO Box 937, Ruwi, Muscat, Oman
Phone: + 968 248 312 55 Fax: + 968 248 375 22

Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Seeb 123 Al Khoud, Muscat, Oman
Phone: + 968 241 133 55 Fax: + 968 244 13009

Armed Forces Hospital
Alkhoud 111, Muscat, Oman
Phone: + 968 243 319 97 Fax: + 968 243 371 97

Sohar Hospital
PO Box 749, North Batinah,
PC 311, Sohar, Oman
Phone: +968 2684 0399

Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives

Royal Hospital
PO Box 1331, Seeb PC 111
Muscat, Oman
Phone: +968 245 990 00 Fax: +968 245 944 60

Khoula Hospital
PO Box 90, Muscat 116, Oman
Phone: +968 245 636 25 Fax: +968 245 617 40

Minimum Requirements for Admission

Hold a Board recognized primary qualification in dentistry (BDS, DDS, DMD or equivalent degree).

Have a minimum 24 months of experience.

Hold a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS)* or equivalent.

He/she must be of good conduct & medically fit for the specialty.

Pass the admission examination and/or an interview.

Sign an agreement that he/she will abide by all rules and regulations of the training program and the affiliated institutions.

Be available full-time for the training program.

Be less than 32 years of age as on the 30th of September of the joining year.

*The basic biomedical and dental sciences at an advanced level beyond that of the under-graduate dental curriculum are covered and ensured by passing the MFDS exams.

General OMSB Evaluation Tools (list of evaluation forms only)

Examination and Progression Criteria:

MFDS, BLS and ACLS – Entry

R1 - Fulfill all  the Mandatory Requirements as per the approved curriculum 
R2 - Pass the OMSB part 1 Exam
R3 - Fulfill all  the Mandatory Requirements with approved research manuscript 
R4 – Fulfill all  the Mandatory Requirements as per the approved curriculum 

* Specialty Certificate: Pass OMSB OMFS Local Exam Part 2


Didactic Teaching (Every Sunday 12:30PM - 1:30PM)

Journal Club (Every Thursday 7:30AM - 8:30AM)

Case Presentation (Resident)


Morning Departamental Meeting (Sunday)

Grand Rounds (Sohar Rotation)

Specialty Research Day

Faculty and Resident Retreat Day


Six Monthly Evaluation (February or March)

Annual Evaluation (September)


Infection Prevention and Control


Evidence-Based Medicine

Communication Skills

Patient Safety & Quality Management

Resident as Teacher Part 1 & Part 2

Medical Ethics and Law


Dr. Salma Musallam Sulaiman Al Jahdhami - (ANH)


Dr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Ali Bakathir - (SQUH)


Dr. Khalid Ali Nasser Al Amri - (ANH)

Dr. Ahmed Khamis Hamed Al Hashmi - (ANH)

Dr. Mohamed Saud Mohamed Al Harthi - (ANH)

Dr. Hilal Zahir Abdallah Sulaiman Al Ismaili - (ANH)

Central Exam Committee

Dr. Abdul Rahman Salim Al Azri - (ANH)

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Hamed Al Ajmi - (AFH)

Name: Giancarlo B. Alvarez

Program e-mail:

Office number: +968 2418 1676