Residency Program Highlights

Exposure to Dentistry Spectrum

  • Restorative and aesthetic dentistry.
  • Implant dentistry.
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Fixed and removable prosthetics.
  • Pediatric dentistry.
  • Periodontics, endodontics and limited orthodontics.

General Practice Experience

  • Act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities; and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
  • Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
  • Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
  • Function effectively within the hospital and other health care environments.
  • Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.
  • Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  • Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
  • Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Anticipate and prevent medical emergencies that may occur during treatment.
  • Diagnose patients with complex needs.
  • Integrate multiple dental disciplines.

Specialty Areas

  • Learn techniques to enhance patient's facial aesthetics including implant restorations.
  • Perform procedures on pediatric patients.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients with special needs.

Collaboration

  • Consult with professional colleagues for treatment of dental patients.
  • Provide dental care as part of a professional health care team.

Trauma and Emergencies

  • Perform dental examinations and assess traumatic injuries.
  • Provide care and management of patients with infections and complex oral-facial emergencies.

Business

  • Learn dental business and practice skills including scheduling, insurance, record keeping, and financial arrangements.