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Dentistry Residency Program

Dentistry Overview

Contact:  Dr. Jean DiFlorio, D.D.S., Program Director
Division of Dentistry, SUNY Upstate Medical University
90 Presidential Plaza, 4th Floor, Suite 4141
Syracuse, New York 13202
Phone:   315-464-9778
Email:  [email protected]


SUNY Upstate Medical University Dental is a nationally recognized General Practice Dental Residency Program. Established in 1963, 200 plus residents have received extensive training in general dentistry. The GPR Program trains residents at two facilities; the Upstate Campus as well as at the Syracuse Veterans Dental Clinic. The Upstate program emphasizes the management of all patients, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the medically complex. Time is also spent providing comprehensive dental care to patients under general anesthesia in the operating room. At the VA location residents provide comprehensive dental care including restoration of implants, endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Mission, Vision and Values Statement

The residency program at SUNY Upstate Medical University prepares residents for the practice of general dentistry through education and exposure to the broadest range of clinical and didactic experiences.

We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse group of residents and respecting the values and opinions of all. We strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate patient centered care to a diverse community, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and religion. We continue to seek feedback to improve and provide outstanding role modeling as well as exemplary didactic and clinical instruction in an affirming learning environment, free from bias. Residents and faculty are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve through education and patient care.