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Oral and Maxillofacial Fellowship

CCOFS Oral and Maxillofacial Fellowship

This is an advanced not-for-profit 501(c)(3) accredited fellowship opportunity with Carolinas Center For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

The focus of the fellowship will be to focus on major reconstructive and orthognathic surgery to include; extensive exposure and advanced clinical training for oral and maxillofacial surgeons in orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and major bone grafting with subsequent implant reconstruction. This fellowship will have a stipend.

The OMS selected for this position must be able to obtain either an unrestricted NC dental license or North Carolina medical license, obtain hospital privileges and be available from July 1st 2017 through June 30, 2018. The candidate will have extensive exposure to consultations, diagnosis, interdisciplinary treatment planning and treatment and management of patients. It is expected that the candidate will be involved with several hundred cases. The candidate will also be expected to take some call at local hospitals and perform various other functions related to oral surgery. The fellow will have two weeks’ vacation that must be approved in advance.

Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is accredited by AAAHC and has 11 surgeons, 5 locations and OR suites at four locations. The surgeons are well published and several lecture nationally in several areas of the OMS specialty.


Danny Ketola
Program Administrator, CCOFS
7482 Waterside Crossing
Denver, NC 28037

Tel: (704) 347-3900


Matthew E. Dudziak, DDS, MD

Dr. Matthew Dudziak attended University of California at Riverside and following graduation he attended New York University College of Dentistry. After earning his DDS degree, Dr. Dudziak completed his medical school, an entire year of General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Following the completion of his residency in 2006, he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2007. Prior to entering private practice in 2008, Dr. Dudziak was the inaugural fellow for the Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery.

Dr. Dudziak is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Residency and both fellowships provided extensive training and exposure to all facets of oral and maxillofacial surgery.


Erik Reitter, DDS

Dr. Erik Reitter is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon who is a graduate of Marquette University’s School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. His surgery internship took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and residency at the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville.

At Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Reitter completed an extensive fellowship training focusing on TMJ/Facial pain treatments.

Dr. Erik Reitter DDS - Charlotte Oral Surgeon

Craig Norbutt, DDS, MD

Dr. Norbutt attended John Carroll University for undergraduate studies. He attended both dental & medical school at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. His residency was completed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Norbutt is presently at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, IL.


Travis Kern, DDS, MD

Dr. Kern attended the University of Texas for his MD and DDS between 2000 and 2007, graduating Magna cum laude for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He went on to work as a fellow in 2010 for Carolinas Center For Oral & Facial Surgery, specializing in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Kern currently practices at Austin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Austin, TX.

Dr. Travis Kern, DDS, MD

Samuel Bobek, DMD, MD

Dr. Bobek is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle Washington. He received his dental and medical degrees from Oregon Health & Science University. He also completed his General Surgery Internship and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

After completing a fellowship in orthognathic and temporomandibular joint surgery at the Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. Bobek practiced broad scope oral and maxillofacial surgery in Portland Oregon. In 2014, Dr. Bobek opened a new clinic at Swedish First Hill where his hospital based practice focuses on orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, management of head and neck benign pathology and trigeminal nerve repair.

Dr. Bobek has authored multiple publications in peer reviewed literature, book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally. His wife Lesley is a telemedicine hospitalist in the Providence Health System and they have three sons.

Samuel Bobek DMD, MD

Christopher Choi, DDS, MD, FACS

Dr. Christopher Choi is a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Columbia School of Dental Medicine and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He also completed medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and general surgery at North Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Choi currently practices at Inland Empire Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in southern California. He holds a faculty position at Loma Linda Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, where he teaches and works with residents in training.


Megan Robl, DDS, MD

Dr. Megan Robl completed both her undergraduate degree and dental education through a six-year combined BA/DDS Program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  Subsequently, she went on to a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where her interests in pursuing an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency continued to evolve.

She was then accepted into the six-year Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program at Detroit Receiving Hospital.  It was in Detroit, at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, that she received her Medical Degree.  Nearing the end of her residency in Detroit, she sought the opportunity to further my education and gain additional training in Orthognathic Surgery, one of her primary interests throughout her residency program.  The fellowship at Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial surgery allowed her this chance and was a very valuable educational opportunity and experience.  Currently, Megan resides and practices in San Antonio, Texas.


Peter Franco, DMD

Hailing from the Empire State, Dr. Peter Franco is a 3rd generation doctor in his family. Dr. Franco earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York where he received The Rev. Robert D. Cloney, S.J. Memorial Award which is given annually to one outstanding graduating Chemistry major. He went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Franco finished TUSDM at the top of his class after receiving numerous awards and scholarships and taking honored courses including Deans List for academic achievement on the National Boards and the Thomas B. Hunt Endowed Scholarship for continued outstanding academic performance.

After graduation, Dr. Franco returned to New York City for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the prestigious New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center program.  During his residency he was trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth extractions and comprehensive dental implant placement), head and neck pathology and reconstruction, bone grafting and orthognathic surgery. After his residency, Dr. Franco completed a fellowship at Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery under Drs. Brian Farrell and Myron Tucker participating in hundreds of complex orthognathic and reconstructive surgeries. It was during his fellowship year that he and his wife fell in love with the Carolinas.

Charlotte Oral Surgeon Dr. Peter Franco

John Wessel, DMD, MD

Dr. John Wessel is a fellowship trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, completing his training in Charlotte, North Carolina under the mentorship of Drs. Brian Farrell and Myron Tucker.

After obtaining his doctoral degrees from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and New Jersey Medical School, he devoted one year focusing on advanced Orthognathic and TMJ surgery. Dr. Wessel is able to comprehensively evaluate the facial skeleton to correct dentofacial deformities. He is passionate about the powerful changes corrective jaw surgery can provide – changes in opening the airway, providing optimal occlusion, and improving facial esthetics.

Dr. Wessel brings wide ranging experience to Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, with surgical interests including the treatment of impacted wisdom teeth, replacing missing or broken teeth with dental implants, jaw misalignment, obstructive sleep apnea, TMJ dysfunction, and facial trauma. Dr. Wessel enjoys operating with cutting edge technology to achieve the best results possible through the use of virtual surgical planning and medical modeling to perform the planned surgery on a computer prior to the actual operation. Dr. Wessel will be lecturing on a national platform for his technique for genioglossus advancement – a technique used to open the airway for Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients.

Jim Howell, DMD

Dr. Howell earned his Business degree with an emphasis in Marketing from Clemson University in 2002. In 2007, he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. As a general dentist for two years, he also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s College of Dental Medicine.

In 2009, he returned to MUSC for his oral and maxillofacial residency. His career took him to Anchorage, Alaska, where he held teaching appointments and headed residency programs. He still holds an oral surgeon appointment with the pediatric dental program as part of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s partnership with the Alaska Native Medical Center.

A passion for his hometown brought him back to Greenville as head of Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery’s Greenville office.

Dr. James Howell Greenville, SC Oral Surgeon