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General Practice Dental Residency

The General Practice Residency Program is a one-year experience in hospital dentistry sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is based in the university's affiliate hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Details of the Dental Residency Program

Currently, the program enrolls three residents each year. Each resident spends approximately nine months in general dentistry, based in the clinics of Dentistry-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a division of Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which supports all activities of the program.

The remaining three months of the year are scheduled rotations in anesthesia, internal medicine, and oral & maxillofacial surgery. Clinical and didactic instruction covers a wide range of disciplines, including clinical dentistry, emergency medical care, inpatient care & hospital organization, pain control and anesthesiology, oral surgery, oral pathology, practice management, research, special patient care, and temporomandibular disorders.

The program accepts applications from the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) but does not participate in the National Matching Service program. Complete information about the program and making application can be found on the Application Process page.

Program Goals and Objectives

The overall objectives of the program are to provide:

  • Advanced training in the clinical practice of dentistry at the postdoctoral level in a simulated private practice setting;
  • Residents in diagnosis and treatment planning in a problem based manner using total patient evaluation;
  • Clinical and hospital experience and community service in comprehensive and emergency oral care to a wide range of patients with regard to dental complexity, medically, physically and mentally compromising conditions, including age (geriatric and pediatric) and socioeconomic status (indigent and privileged);
  • Extensive clinical, didactic and hospital opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction between the resident and other health care providers;
  • Didactic information and clinical guidance in communicative, behavioral management and practice management skills and apply them to the practice of dentistry ;
  • An appropriate environment for critical review and presentation of literature and the pursuit of individual research interests and career goals

For each discipline and rotation, expectancy upon completion is that each graduate resident will be able to perform at a post-graduate level with skills and judgment commensurate with their residency experience. As The Johns Hopkins Hospital complies with the standards prescribed by CODA, the exact goals and objectives for each discipline and rotation may be found on their website.

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