Goals of the General Practice Residency in Dentistry Program are:
To provide a variety of clinical and didactic experiences in general practice dentistry that will prepare the graduate to act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes training and experience in emergency medicine and emergency dental procedures, using advanced dental treatment modalities and providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner. This also includes directing health promotion and disease prevention activities.
To provide education and experience in the provision of multidisciplinary care for patients with acute and chronic systemic disorders, including patients with physical and behavioral disorders.
To provide residents with supervised training and experience in patient and practice management and quality improvement in the evolving dental environment.
To provide residents opportunities to interact with colleagues in the medical specialties and to function effectively as an interdisciplinary health care team in the hospital setting.
To provide training and experience in the application of scientific principles to life-long learning and oral health care. This includes critical thinking, evidenced based practice, and utilizing technology based research systems.
To provide charitable dental services to the community in keeping with the mission of the hospital.
To provide an understanding of the values of professional ethics and acceptance of cultural sensitivity in professional practice.