Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Collapse Education and Training
    University of California, San FranciscoOMFS Residency2013Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    University of California, San FranciscoGeneral Surgery Internship2012Department of Surgery
    University of California, DavisM.D.2011School of Medicine
    University of California, Los AngelesD.D.S.2007School of Dentistry
    University of California, San DiegoB.S.2002Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    UCSF2017Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award -- Junior Faculty
    American Dental Education Association2017ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Junior Faculty Award

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    I have an active oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in our AAHC-accredited Oral and Facial Surgery Center. My clinical practice focuses primarily on dentoalveolar surgery, including third molar extractions, dental implant surgery, and bone grafting.

    I am the director of predoctoral dental education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. As the course chairperson for our two-year course, I lead my department's efforts to provide comprehensive didactic education and clinical training to every third and fourth year dental student. I also chair the course in Hospital Dentistry for our third year students, and am section leader for the clinical local anesthesia training of our second year dental students, as well as for the oral surgery and implant curriculum for our third and fourth year didactic courses. Additionally, I run several educational programs centered on simulation and standardized patient evaluation for students in the first, second, and third years of dental school at the Kanbar Center. In these roles, I provide formal lectures, small group teaching, and hands-on clinical instruction in oral surgery to dental students and OMFS residents.
    I am a member of the Curriculum Steering Committee for the School of Dentistry and have an interest in curriculum development. As a scholar in the 2015-16 Teaching Scholars Program, I am pursuing advanced training to augment my teaching skills and utilize educational theory and scholarship as a basis for curricular change. Finally, I have a personal interest in mentorship and am piloting a mentorship program for predoctoral candidates interested in OMFS residency.