Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, and Dentistry

Contact OMS Residency Program

Casey Anne Bridgeman, M.Ed.
Department Education Coordinator
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 343-9403
(615) 343-9397


Teaching Faculty

The oral and maxillofacial surgery attending staff consists of five full-time faculty and 10 private practitioners who serve as part-time attendings. Each faculty member brings to the program and resident experience special interests and training diversity. The full-time faculty do not participate in private practices outside of the University and as such are steadfastly committed to the residency program. One faculty member is a past member and co-chairman of the ABOMS examination committee.


Samuel J. McKenna, DDS, MD
Department Chairman, Professor
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, VUMC



Luis Vega DDS

Luis G. Vega, DDS
Program Director, Associate Professor 
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, VUMC



Donna C. Walls, DDS
Assistant Clinical Professor, VUMC
Department of Veterans Affairs



Adam T. Schaefer, DMD, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, VUMC
Department of Veterans Affairs

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