Department news/events

BLS Recertification


Dr. Bloom providing instruction at a recent BLS course. 

Christmas Cheer!


Gifts from the staff!

Matthew Bures, DDS & Claude LeRose, DDS, MD

Breakfast of Champions


A break from the grind...Breakfast at the local favorite, The Original Pancake House.

Movember Men


The guys grew their moustaches in November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

Matthew Bures, DDS,  Marek Ogledzki, DMD, MD, Mark Grinzinger, DDS

2018 Resident Outing


The group visited Ford Field to watch the Detroit Lions beat the Caroline Panthers on Sunday, November 18, 2018.   The resident outing was sponsored by the hospital's Graduate Medical Education department for resident well being.

2018 Annual AAOMS Conference


Various residents and faculty were able to attend the 2018 Annual AAOMS Conference in Chicago, October 10-13, 2018.

Pictured left to right: 

John Salek-Raham, DDS, MD; Claude LeRose, DDS, MD; Sanjot Lehal, DDS, MD; Arshi Lehal, DDS, MD; Ashley D'Agostini, DDS


2018 Intern Skills Surgical Boot Camp


The annual Intern Skills Surgical Boot Camp was held on Saturday, July 14th.  

Suturing Station


Intubation Station


Wound Care Station



Head & Neck Oncology Microvascular/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Announcement


Marek Ogledzki, DMD, MD

The Head & Neck Oncology Microvascular/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship will begin its inaugural year in July, 2018.  The fellowship will be under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Ramirez.

  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Marek Ogledzki has accepted the fellowship position with our program.   Dr. Ogledzki comes to us from the University of Florida-Jacksonville.

Mission Trip to Columbia


April 28, 2018 - May 6, 2018 -  

John Salek-Raham, MD, DDS and Bruce MacIntosh, DDS traveled to Bogota, Columbia to participate on a medical mission.  

On this yearly trip, a senior level resident accompanies Dr. Bruce MacIntosh to Columbia to perform surgical repair of Cleft Lip/Palate for children in need. 

HPV Talk - Community Event


Dr. Carlos Ramirez will be speaking on the topic of HPV at two upcoming community events at St. John Providence hospitals.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm

St. John Macomb Hospital - Auditorium

Thursday, May 17, 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm

St. John Hospital & Medical Center

Van Eslander Cancer Center

3rd Floor Conference Room

Head & Neck Cancer Screenings


The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents will participate in two Head & Neck Cancer Screening events at St. John Providence hospitals.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

St. John Macomb Hospital

Weber Cancer Center-

Radiation Oncology Department

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

St. John Hospital & Medical Center

Van Elslander Cancer Center

Radiation Oncology Department

2018 OMFS Resident Graduation


 Our annual OMFS Resident graduation ceremony was held Friday, June 8th.  Congratulations to the  graduates!  We wish you all the best!

  • George Daniel Kirby, DDS, MD
  • Zenon Paul Kossak, DDS, MD
  • Arshi Singh Lehal, DDS, MD

2018 Faculty of the Year Award


Each year, the residents vote for the faculty member who has provided excellence in resident teaching.

This year's award goes to.....Jeevaka Yapa, DDS

2018 Resident of the Year Award


Each year the faculty chooses a resident who exhibits one or many of the following: excellence in academics, leadership qualities, excelling in research, a team player.

This year's award goes to.....Matthew Cannavo, MD, DMD

2018 Intern of the Year Award


Each year the faculty chooses an intern who is strong in academics, a team player, and a go-getter.

The year's award goes to.....Kevin Huang, DDS


Research Award


 Congratulations to Claude LeRose, MD, DDS who was awarded First Place for his Abstract at the 2017 ACOMS & CAOMS Joint Annual Conference.

Scientific abstracts from 21 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, OMS  residents, dental students, and other dental specialists were submitted  for presentation at the ACOMS and CAOMS Joint Annual Conference and  Exhibition, May 3-5, 2017 in Vancouver, BC.  

First Place Oral Abstract:
Investigating the Reliability of 18FDG PET/CT Detection of Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis in Head and Neck Malignancy  Presented by Claude LeRose, DDS  Co-Author Carlos Ramirez, MD, DDS  

Visiting Professor Day


 The department was honored to have 

Dr. James E. Bertz lecture at our most recent Visiting Professor Day, 

Friday, November 10, 2017.  

Dr. Bertz provided a wealth of knowledge and lead great discussion on topics such as the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nasal Injuries; Indications, Techniques, Common Complications and Post-operative Care of Tracheostomies; and Millard Technique for Repair of the Unilateral Cleft Lip/Nose.

Resident Outing


This past August, the residents participated in a ropes course at an area state park.