Specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

General information

Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

4 years
Total credits: 228
Academic hours:

Full time.

Monday through Sunday

Registration: $2.368
Tuition: $23.664

Start of classes:
January 2019​

Dates of entrance examination:
14 July, 4 August, 15 September, 20 October and 17 November of 2018.


The Specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program aims to form specialists of excellence, professionals with a humanist perspective that are leaders in the field of odontology. Professionals with ample scientific and technological knowledge; proficient in the skills and abilities required by the various areas of buccal health, and the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of different craniofacial pathologies and traumas. Specialists that are trained to generate a positive impact on the quality of life of both individuals and the community.

Professionals who are knowledgeable concerning the national reality, committed to transforming social and natural environments, and respectful of interculturality, gender equality, and other constitutional rights.

Candidate profile:

Professionals interested in studying the Specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery must hold a university degree in odontology, duly registered with SENESCYT, and demonstrate commitment to excellence and social responsibility, as evidenced by their previous academic accomplishments and their level of involvement in extracurricular, social, and community activities.  

Program contacts:

For further information:

Ana Cristina Viteri
Program Director
Telephone: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext.1288
E-mail: acviteris@usfq.edu.ec / anacristinavs@yahoo.com

Santiago Tapia
Postgraduate Coordinator – Admissions
Office: G-100
Telephone: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext. 1824
E-mail: stapia@usfq.edu.ec

Occupational field

The Specializations in Odontology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are designed so that graduates acquire in-depth knowledge and practical experience in the different areas of odontology. Our graduates will be able to enter private practice, as well as be employed in public institutions related to this field of medicine. Our graduates will furthermore be capable of leading the departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery that are required in each state hospital.


Upon successful completion of the Specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, professionals will demonstrate theoretical and clinical mastery in relation to cases specific to their area of expertise, displaying independence and creativity in the solution of problems associated with the different clinical procedures of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

We expect our graduates to adopt ethical attitudes and values so as to adequately direct their professional practice, and thus improve the quality of their interactions with patients and society in general.


Basic requirements:

  • University degree in odontology, awarded by a nationally accredited university and duly registered with SENESCYT.
  • Demonstrate sufficiency in English equivalent to Level A2 of the European Common Framework.
  • Copy of national identity card or passport.
  • Degree certificate with final grade.
  • Official grade transcript.
  • Printed SENESCYT registration of degree.
  • Level A2 of the MCER at minimum
  • Approve the USFQ postgraduate entrance examination. Please refer to the postgraduate admissions process at USFQ: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/admisiones/admisiones_posgrado

Specific requirements:

  • Certificate of having completed one year of rural medicine
  • Pass an examination of knowledge specific to the field being applied to.
  • Interview with the program coordinator and professors
  • Curriculum vitae

Funding and scholarships

Payments: annually or by semester.


The postgraduate degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery gave me the knowledge that has allowed me to perform surgical procedures with solvency and excellence for the last four years. During the four years of study, the university’s agreements with different health centers allowed to obtain skills and abilities in procedures both clinical and surgical related to buccal and maxillofacial surgery. As with all branches of medicine, maxillofacial surgery advances with the passing of time. The teachers who formed me as a maxillofacial surgeon taught me that I must not retain merely the knowledge gained in classrooms, but must stay constantly abreast of developments in the field, in a state of continuous learning (courses for perfecting surgical procedures, specialty congresses), in order to join the teaching staff at a postgraduate program. This forces me to stay current with techniques and technology in order to mentor new odontologists who wish to opt as residents in this specialty.

David Carvajal
Maxillofacial Surgeon
University Professor