Program Features

Unique features of the General Practice Residency include: 

  1. Our own in-house dental laboratory:
    Direct access to certified dental technicians enhance treatment planning, case design, patient management, and knowledge of dental materials.

  2. Peter Dawson, D.D.S. on occlusion and complete dentistry:
    Each year the department sends the residents to St. Petersburg, Florida to hear one of the great minds in dentistry.  This continuing education course is enthusiastically appreciated by the residents.

  3. Intravenous Conscious Sedation:
    Each resident receives practical clinical experience in addition to didactic instructions in intravenous conscious sedation.

  4. Rotary Endodontics:
    Modern, up-to-date clinical and didactic instructions in rotary Endodontics is provided.

  5. On-campus resident housing:
    Convenient location and reasonable rent (subsidized) make this option very popular with dental residents, especially those from out of state.

  6. “Critical Mass”:
    The program is large enough to encourage a sharing of diverse backgrounds among residents, reduce on-call obligations, and create opportunities for life-long professional and personal relationships.

  7. The Chief Resident Effect”:
    Without exception, the 1st year residents find great comfort in having 2nd year residents available to aid in their professional development.