There are eight operatories in the dental clinic with clinical support staff, including dental assistants and hygienists. In addition to our clinical area, we have a fully equipped laboratory that residents can utilize to prepare cases for with outside labs. We also operate a special needs clinic for patients with autism spectrum disorder. From a technological standpoint, our clinic is newly equipped with CBCT, Panorex, CEREC 3, digital radiography, diode lasers, surgical handpieces, implant kits, Oral ID, caries detection and rotary endodontics.
Certifications and Academia Commitments
- Conscious sedation techniques
- Mobile van services
- Oral systemic health programs
- Opioid epidemic response program
- Resident research project
- Develop and implement curriculum modules aimed to improve dental care for several patient groups
Includes lectures, demonstrations and direct experience in hospital protocol and practice, physical diagnosis, pain control, the compromised patient and emergency care.
A one-month rotation in anesthesia provides an emphasis on the use of inhalation and intravenous sedation for ambulatory patients. Thirty hours per week of structured clinic time is provided in the dental ambulatory clinic.
Clinical block rotations include:
- ED room triage
- Family medicine
- Hyperbaric medicine
- Mobile dental van
- Other fields covered on a continuous basis are:
- - Heart, lung and physical assessment
- Oral surgery
- Didactics, journal club, other meetings and committees
- Lectures, seminars, conferences, assigned case presentations and audiovisual presentations all constitute the didactic portions of the program.
Postgraduate residents who have successfully completed training in a GPR program are encouraged to apply. This program aims to build upon and broaden the clinical and didactic knowledge of the resident.
Advanced training includes:
- Rotary endodontics
- Geriatric dentistry
- Treating advanced cases in the outpatient surgery setting
- Diagnosis of oral facial pain and oral lesions
- Medically compromised patients
The second year will be able to refine career goals, demonstrate leadership skills by orienting the new residents smoothly to clinical protocols and procedures, participation in the GPR program administration, refine literature through research, override treatment to the more complex cases, and act as a liaison between the program director and other staff.
Resident Performance Assessments
- Resident performance will be continually monitored throughout the program. Formal progress reviews at three times (October, April and June) as evaluated by the core faculty and conducted by the program director.
- Procedural experiences/logs will be reviewed three times (October, January and April) with the associate program director to identify any deficiencies in performance and procedural exposures, allowing adequate time for corrections.
- In order to receive a Certificate of Completion from the program, each resident must achieve a level of Competent or better. If, at completion of the program, a resident is unable to achieve a level of Competent or better, he or she will receive a Certificate of Participation.