SNIES: 2548| Qualified registration: Resolution 4289 of April 19, 2013

Our professionals are part of multidisciplinary teams for the management of craniofacial anomalies and ethiopathologies of greater complexity that require the assistance of different specialists.

The maxillofacial surgeon actively participates with the orthodontist in the diagnosis and treatment of the different dentofacial anomalies; and in multidisciplinary teams for the treatment of highly complex patients.

Finally, we want to provide society with leaders who will direct their specialty and project the philosophy of CES University on a national and international level.

Download the instructions for the theoretical exam – 2019 (Spanish)

Our program lasts 4 years divided into: two years of theory and rotations in basic sciences of dentistry and medicine; and two years of rotations in the different areas of the specialty.

We have rotation venues such as the General Hospital in Medellin, the CES Clinic, the Manuel Uribe Angel Hospital in Envigado, and the Northern Clinic in Bello, among others.

In addition, at the CES Clinic in Medellin our residents have the opportunity to interact with different medical specialties such as: internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, plastic surgery, oral surgery.

From the second year and for the rest of the residency, students attend the seminar on dentofacial anomalies to study patients requiring orthodontic treatment and surgery.

Enter the Curriculum

Know our rates and dates 2020
Enrollment: 25-03-2021
Exam: martes 16 de marzo de 2021 de 7:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. MODALIDAD VIRTUAL
Interview: Del 23 al 25 de marzo de 2021. ENTREVISTA VIRTUAL
Admission results: 29 de marzo de 2021. La lista definitiva de admitidos aparecerá en la página web.
Duration of the programme: 8 semestres (4 años)
Tuition payment: Primera cuota: abril de 2021 (Fecha exacta saldrá en la liquidación). Segunda cuota: mayo de 2021 (Fecha exacta saldrá en la liquidación).
Classes Start: 1 de junio 2021
Registration PIN cost: $321.300 COP
Total cost per semester: $14.300.000 COP

Documentation required for the enrollment process:

– Copy of the undergraduate certificate
– Copy of the diploma
– Copy of identity card (extended to 150%)
– Photo size 3 x 4 color, white background

NOTE: The above documents or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which the data is proven to be false, or not fully completed, will not be considered.

The interview cannot be held if you come to it without the minimum required documentation.

Head of Clinical Postgraduate Studies
Pablo Emilio Correa Echeverri
Telephone: (57) (4) 4 44 05 55 Ext. 1515

Maxillofacial Surgery Postgraduate Coordinator
Carlos Latorre
Telephone: (57) (4) 4 44 05 55 Ext. 1515

Do you want to know more? Write to us at

Clinical Postgraduate Assistant
Nataly Zapata Betancur
Telephone: (57) (4) 4 44 05 55 Ext. 1515


Know the profile and characteristics to be part of the program in Maxillofacial Surgery.

Why choose
this program?

We have different approaches to strengthening knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.


Our specialists will be able to work in different areas of the health sector, producing a positive impact.

Our program is aimed at professionals in dentistry.

CES University is recognized for its research and innovation approach in the areas of health, in order to generate more and better solutions to oral diseases in the community.

The training is personalized, since only two students are admitted per year, so that they have all the opportunities for experience that will allow them to acquire an excellent academic preparation.

The program develops a critical and constructive capacity in the specialists. It allows them to understand and address the problems of

health/disease with an integral vision of being, by using the tools provided by the social sciences together with the basic, biomedical and administrative sciences in diagnosis and treatment.

The postgraduate course has agreements in foreign universities with international teachers for academic and teaching activities in different parts of the world. We also carry out academic and research exchanges, with permanent assistance from outstanding teachers worldwide.

Our specialists are able to make the diagnosis and treatment plan for pathologies – developmental abnormalities and traumatic injuries of the maxillofacial area.

They also have the knowledge to be part of the interdisciplinary team (medical and dental) that manages a patient with traumatic injuries, both at the office level and at the hospital level.

They integrate multidisciplinary teams for the management of craniofacial anomalies and etiopathologies of greater complexity that require the assistance of different specialists.

He actively participates with the orthodontist in the diagnosis and treatment of the different dentofacial anomalies.


Learn about the requirements needed to access the degree process at our University.


Know the positions in which you can work.

and scholarships

At the University we offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must pass all curriculum subjects and specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotion Committee, in addition:

1. Have submitted the evidence in force that the State determines to be obligatory.
2. Have fulfilled the requirement of a second language as stated in the agreement of the High Council.

3. Submitted the certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
4. Payment of the degree fees, as set out in the financial entitlements.
5. Approval of the graduate work or research.
6. Be in good standing with the University for every concept.

There are multiple professional performance opportunities for a graduate of the specialization in Maxillofacial Surgery at CES University, which range from working in interdisciplinary groups that handle highly complex patients, patients with cleft lip and palate and medically compromised patients at the hospital level, to forming work teams for hospital care with systemic problems that require third and fourth level management. Likewise, it can play a fundamental role in the care of patients with craniofacial growth and development problems, together with the orthodontist, who require multidisciplinary treatment.

At the level of universities and different research groups, the specialist can work as an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher and be part of research groups in the different areas of maxillofacial surgery. Currently, several of our graduates are working as teachers and presidents of scientific associations, nationwide.

In private practice, you can be part of interdisciplinary groups in the different private clinics, or individually do your private practice in your private office.

For financing we have agreements with:
Bank of Bogotá
Sapiencia Fund
Pichincha Bank
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)
Helm Bank

Exchange from
another university

You chose us for your exchange, find out about the process and the requirements to be fulfilled. More

Exchange to
another university

Live the experience of expanding your knowledge in Colombia or the world. More

cultural academics

We open the doors of the world for you to complement your academic training with us. More


Keep your knowledge up to date to enhance your professional profile. More


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. More

Discounts with
entities in agreement

These are the economic benefits we have with different companies and organizations. More


Increase your job opportunities by learning or exploring new languages. More

Legal information of the program

Name of the program:
Specialization in Maxillofacial Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry

Program mode:


Type of program:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 4289 of April 19, 2013


Title granted:
Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery

4 years (8 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$14.300.000 COP

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