The residency program is organized to provide a graduated educational experience with increasing responsibility over the year. The training program consists of formal teaching and clinical experiences on assigned rotations.

The primary care concept of health care delivery with the team approach involving other health professionals and specialists in dentistry is stressed.

The program provides an essential service in the hospital, supplying services to such diverse departments as:

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Hematology oncology
  • Organ transplant
  • Otolaryngology (with emphasis on patients with head & neck cancer)
  • Radiation oncology
  • Others with essential consultation services and delivery to dental care to those patients who are severely compromised

 Patients are cared for in two primary locations: the main hospital dental clinic and the operating room. In addition, some cases are also seen in the wards when the patient’s condition warrants it.

In the Hospital Dentistry Clinic and while on the Oral Surgery rotation, residents will gain experience in a wide variety of dental procedures on predominantly adult patients, with an emphasis on direct restorations, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, simple and surgical tooth extractions, and implant planning, placement, and restoration. Residents will also gain extensive experience in utilizing digital workflows for prosthodontic cases.