Dental Residency Program Curriculum

Didactic Program:
Length of Program:1st Year: 1-Year, The academic year starts in July and ends in June. Number of Positions: 7

Length of Program: 2nd year: 1-Year, The academic year starts in July and ends in June. Number of Positions: 1

Typical Academic and Clinical Schedule

First Year Program:
The Program includes: lectures, demonstrations, and direct experience in hospital protocol and practice, physical diagnosis, pain control, the compromised patient, and emergency care. The one month rotation in Anesthesia is provided with an emphasis on the use of inhalation and intravenous sedation for the ambulatory patients. Lectures, seminars, conferences, assigned case presentations and audiovisual presentations constitute the didactic portions of the program. The program requires resident research and each resident selects, researches and submits a topic for St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital’s Resident Research Day.

Instruction in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ACLS) is provided during orientation week. Thirty hours per week of structured clinic time is provided in the 4,000 square foot dental ambulatory clinic facility.
Clinical Block Rotations:
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Room/Triage
  • Radiology
  • ENT
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pathology

 Additional Experiences:

  • Mobile Dental Van
  • Heart/Lung/Physical Assessment
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • IV and Parenteral Sedation
  • Dental Implantology
  • Dental Traumatology
  • TMJ/Orofacial Pain

 On Call Requirements:

  • Pager from home
  • On-site on call room available
  • Every fourth night call
  • One weekend/month
  • Equitable holiday distribution

Residents are also assigned to serve on various hospital committees that are beneficial to their professional and personal growth and development.

Second Year 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, implantology, geriatric dentistry, treating advanced cases in the out-patient surgery setting, oncology, diagnosis of oral-facial pain and oral lesions, EENT, and the medically compromised patient.

The second year will be able to refine career goals, demonstrate leadership skills by orientating the new residents smoothly to clinical protocol and procedures, participate in the GPR program administration, refine literature research, provide treatment to the more complex cases, and act as a liaison between the program director and other staff.