Unique features of the General Practice Residency include:
- Our own in-house dental laboratory:
Direct access to certified dental technicians enhance treatment planning, case design, patient management, and knowledge of dental materials.
- 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.
- Intravenous Conscious Sedation:
Each resident receives practical clinical experience in addition to didactic instructions in intravenous conscious sedation.
- Rotary Endodontics:
Modern, up-to-date clinical and didactic instructions in rotary Endodontics is provided.
- On-campus resident housing:
Convenient location and reasonable rent (subsidized) make this option very popular with dental residents, especially those from out of state.
- “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.
- “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.