A graduate of this program will be able to evaluate the patient's total oral health needs, provide comprehensive general dental care and learn when to refer the patient to the appropriate specialist while preserving continuity of patient care.
Class size is six residents per year and will begin July 1. Offers a certificate of completion. Clinic is open nine hours a day (7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), five days a week. After hours, Dental emergency coverage is performed by all residents on a weekly, rotating basis.
The program provides or facilitates:
- Broad clinical experience and didactic training in all aspects of the practice of modern general dentistry
- Experience & didactics necessary to develop sound diagnostic, treatment planning and patient assessment skills
- Close interaction with specialty staff to coordinate comprehensive patient care
- Exposure and experience in patient treatment in a hospital and/or surgical center atmosphere
- Insight into the world of dental literature; sets the stage for the development of lifelong learning habits
- Participation in local, state and /or national Continuing Dental Education to include public speaking
- Participation in organized dentistry
Rotations in Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Emergency/Trauma are an essential component of the program. Advanced training in conscious sedation is, also, provided. The resident is expected to successfully complete ACLS and become certified in conscious sedation.
PALS is offered on an optional basis.
Our facility consists of an impressive contingent of specialists and general practitioners, all specifically selected for their broad experience, clinical expertise and ability to share their experience and knowledge with the residents.
The resident will receive hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and dental materials including intra-oral video and digital cameras, lasers, micro-abrasion units, digital radiography and use of the surgical microscope. Six microscopes – two Zeiss PROergo and 4 Global microscopes are available for use.
Upon completion of this program residents will have a working knowledge of:
- Comprehensive treatment planning involving multiple specialty areas
- Advanced surgical procedures including incision and drainage, biopsy, preprosthetic surgery, complex surgical extractions
- Fabrication and insertion of simple and complex fixed and removable prostheses
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, appliance design and tooth movement
- Diagnosis, placement and restoration of dental implants utilizing Nobel Biocare, MIS and BioHorizons systems
- Hospital dentistry
- Conscious sedation (oral, inhalation and IV)
- All facets of periodontics including surgical techniques, grafting procedures and internal and external sinus lifts
- All facets of Endodontics including rotary files utilizing different systems to include Dentsply Tulsa GTX and Vortex files and warm vertical obturation techniques
- Esthetic dentistry principles and treatment options (ceramic veneers, analysis, esthetic gingival procedures
- Practice management concepts to facilitate transition into private practice
As an optional two-year program, exceptional residents will be offered the opportunity to continue on for a second year of more advanced training and experience. At the end of the second year of advanced training, the resident will have been exposed to the equivalent of many years of diverse clinical and hospital experience and will depart with abilities and knowledge levels far above that of their peers.