General Dentistry Training Program

Curriculum

Didactic Program Disciplines

  • Oral Diagnosis
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Implantology
  • Medical Evaluation Preventive Dentistry
  • Local Anesthesia, Sedation
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Materials
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Dental Phobia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders/Facial Pains
  • Treatment of Medical and Dental Emergencies

The objective of the residency program is to train dentists to deliver comprehensive oral health care and interact with colleagues in various medical disciplines in dealing with medically compromised patients. Our didactic program begins with a series of orientation lectures during July and August. Thereafter, there are formal lectures twice daily, weekly oral pathology conferences, and grand rounds in general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition there are monthly conferences in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery multidisciplinary head & neck tumor board, trauma, cleft palate, orthognathic surgery reviews, and morbidity/mortality departmental grand rounds. Recent publications are critically reviewed by the General Practice residents and presented as part of our lecture series. In addition, each resident reports on an assigned topic in oral pathology.

Clinical Dentistry

The Dental Clinic is open five days a week, and is staffed by the General Practice Residents and supervised by the attending staff. Encouragement is given to treat patients who are challenging them both from a dental and medical standpoint. All modalities of general dentistry are provided, and the opportunity exists to learn four-handed dentistry.