Program Overview 

Ascension Macomb Hospital's OMFS residency program offers one week externship opportunites.  To be considered for an externship, students should be a registered 3rd or 4th year dental student in good standing from an accredited school in the United States.    

Externship weeks are offered as Monday-Friday or Monday-Sunday.

The objectives of the externship are to:

  • 1) Provide the dental student with an understanding of the broad scope of the specialty.
  • 2) Provide the dental student experience in office-based dentoalveolar procedures.
  • 3) Provide the opportunity to evaluate the OMFS residency program at Ascension Macomb Hospital.

Students are expected to participate on morning rounds, participate in supervised OR and clinic cases, attend resident didactics,  and observe trauma patients in the emergency department. 

Externships are NOT offered during the last two weeks of June and the first two weeks of July.

Housing and/or Suggested Accommodations:

  • Student housing is available on a first come, first serve basis at Ascension Oakland Hospital's campus, located at 27351 Dequindre, Madison Heights.  Please contact the Student Coordinator for availablity.  Contact Marcie Hamilton at or 586-576-4720.
  • Candlewood Suites offers reduced rates to visitors of Ascension Macomb Hospital.  Candlewood Suites is located at 7010 Convention Blvd in Warren and is just minutes away from the hospital.  Contact Elena Aprea for the negotiated rate.  586-987-1261 Ext. 419.

Application Process:

  • Using the contact form below, submit two different weeks that you would be available for an externship.  You will receive a confirmation of one of your requested weeks and if those are not available, a request for a third option.
  • Download the Externship Application.   
  • Obtain the required supporting documents required of the application packet.
  • Submit the application directly to the OMFS Program Coordinator, Jennifer Lucci at for processing.

Externship Rotation Request Form