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Dental Residency Objectives

One-Year General Practice Dentistry Program Objectives

  1. To Provide residents with training experiences to enhance his/her knowledge of each discipline of dentistry with special emphasis in diagnosis, treatment planning and execution of comprehensive dental care.
  2. To provide residents with training experiences in emergency management of acute dental and medical problems.
  3. To provide residents with training experiences in hospital protocol and management of dental patients in the hospital setting.
  4. To provide residents with training experiences in physical evaluation, risk assessment ad recognition of how various disease entities and their treatment may affect dental treatment.
  5. To provide residents training experiences in methods of managing the special needs patient, including, but not limited to: the physically and mentally handicapped, the elderly, the chronically ill and patients with behavioral problems.
  6. To provide residents with experience in coordinating the treatment provided by the various dental specialists.
  7. To provide residents with experience in coordinating the activities of dental auxiliary personnel, including the dental hygienists and dental assistants.
  8. To develop the ability of the resident to assess his/her personal and professional growth and to develop a plan for obtaining meaningful continuing dental education to remain current and diverse in professional endeavors.

Two-Year General Practice Dentistry Program Objectives

  1. To allow the resident to pursue in more depth the objectives of the first year.
  2. To provide the resident with experience in managing the complex prosthetic patient, including those cases which take longer than one year to evaluate, diagnose, treatment plan and treat.
  3. To provide the resident with experience in managing those patients which require the knowledge and clinical experience gained by the resident in the first year.
  4. To provide the resident with teaching knowledge and experience to prepare him/her to be an effective member of a hospital teaching staff.
  5. To provide the resident with administrative experience in the hospital environment to prepare him/her to be a contributing member of a hospital staff.
  6. To provide the resident experience in treating medically compromised patients that require complex interdisciplinary management at a level of independence that requires more expertise than can generally be accomplished in a one-year program.
  7. To allow the resident to manage inpatient or same day surgery patients more independently than is possible in a one year program; in addition, the second year resident will coordinate this type of care with the first year resident to reinforce their knowledge in this discipline.