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The Residency Experience a Upstate

The Residency Experience

Our residents perform comprehensive dental care using the latest materials and techniques at both the Upstate Dental and Syracuse VA facilities.

We offer:

  • Advanced training in the diagnosis and delivery of dental treatment to healthy, developmentally disabled, and medically compromised individuals.
  • Training in complex case management in all phases of general dentistry
  • Management of in-patient and day surgery cases from admission through discharge
  • Evidence-based approach to patient care including Journal Review
  • Participation in Cleft Palate Clinic
  • Coordination of care with the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Team and Hyperbaric Department

Advanced educational experiences in the following areas:

  • Medical risk assessment
  • Diagnosis – oral/dental
  • Treatment planning and providing comprehensive oral health care
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Promoting oral and systemic health and disease prevention
  • Sedation, pain and anxiety control
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Fixed and removable prosthetics
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Endodontic therapy
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Orthodontic therapy
  • Oral surgery
  • Treatment of dental emergencies
  • Special patient care
  • Treatment of underserved populations and medically compromised patients
  • Treatment of our Veterans
  • Providing dental treatment in a hospital setting including; emergency room, operating room, and bedside
  • Request and respond to medical consults in other hospital departments, such as Radiation Oncology, Trauma, Cardiology and Psychiatry
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Implant surgery and prosthetics