Residency Overview

The Advanced Educational Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at Carle is a fully accredited four year program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Carle OMFS Residency Program participates in the PASS application program and match to allow two new residents to enter the program each year. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This advanced education program incorporates all requirements necessary to attain board eligibility in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The Program

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery operates a daily outpatient clinic within Carle Physician Group. The clinic is fully equipped and staffed to perform IV sedation, monitored anesthesia care, and full general anesthetics. Additionally, a second fully operational outpatient clinic, with identical capabilities is operated off site in Champaign.

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is in the main operating room three days a week. Additional main operating room time is utilized as required. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery outpatient unit operates five days/week and sees nearly 15,000 patient visits annually, with over 1,750 IV sedations and general anesthetics administered for over 3,750 procedures a year.


Carle Physician Group is a multi-specialty group practice with more than 597 physicians practicing in more than 80 specialties and subspecialties. With 12 branch clinics in surrounding communities, Carle Physician Group serves the healthcare needs of more than one million patients in 42 east central Illinois and western Indiana counties.

In addition to a 24 hour Emergency Department, Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center. The Hospital is a leader in management of outpatient surgical procedures and opened its first of two free standing ambulatory surgery and recovery centers in 1996.

Carle Foundation Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

History of Carle OMFS

Dr. Jonathan Bailey joined the faculty in 2001, serving as the program director from 2004-2018. Dr. Bailey completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital with an additional two year fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oncology and Reconstruction at the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore.

Dr. Craig Norbutt joined Carle Foundation Hospital in 2011 as the associate program director. Dr. Norbutt completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery with Dr. Myron Tucker. His clinical interests include craniomaxillofacial trauma, bone grafting and implant surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Ashley Manlove joined Carle in July 2016, becoming the Program Director in January 2019. Dr. Manlove completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida, Jacksonville. Her clinical interests include cleft & craniofacial surgery and pediatric maxillofacial surgery.

Within the hospital, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service has formed a close working relationship with Carle's Neonatology Service. The Hospital's Level III Perinatal Service provides care for mothers and babies. The OMFS division is consulted for nearly all craniofacial anomalies, often after in-utero ultrasound diagnosis. With this opportunity, the OMFS residents gain in depth clinical and operating room experience in the management of primary and secondary cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as, other craniofacial anomalies. This is a unique and valuable aspect of the residency program at Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group.