General Dental Program
The general program practice is a one-year program that trains six residents annually. The goal of the General Practice Residency program is to help the graduate dentist gain experience so that he/she may provide a high level of comprehensive dental care to patients with a variety of needs. Didactic and clinical skills are reinforced as our residents are trained in all aspects of dental care including prosthodontics, endothontics, orthodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, implantology, pain, anxiety control, myofacial pain dysfunction, TMJ dysfunction, oral surgery, management of the medically compromised and special needs patient, inpatient care/management, emergency room care, medical risk assessment, and physical diagnosis. In addition, residents participate in practice management activities, as well as community service throughout their participation in health fairs and special school programs to help prevent and reduce the incidence of oral disease.
In addition, residents do a one-month rotation in the Anesthesia Department where patient assessment, venipuncture, airway management, post-op assessment, pharmacology and sedation techniques are covered. Residents are required to provide emergency room coverage on an ongoing rotating basis to further enrich their experience in the treatment and management of dental trauma and emergencies. At the end of the academic year, our residents will be able to provide a high standard of care to their patient, beyond that of school experience alone.
Pediatric Dental Program
The Pediatric Dentistry program, located at 4305 13th Avenue, is a two-year program that trains four residents per year. The goal of an advanced education program in pediatric dentistry is to prepare a specialist who is proficient in providing primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special healthcare needs.
This individual is trained to provide services in institutional, private or public health settings. The program encourages the development of a critical and inquiring attitude that is necessary for the advancement of practice, research and teaching in pediatric dentistry. The residency program focuses on the goals and standards set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and prepares residents both didactically and clinically for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The program educates future pediatric dentists to work in coordination with members of other healthcare and social disciplines. The program should be able to produce high-quality residents who are capable of establishing, running, and maintaining a pediatric dental practice, which includes clinical skill, behavior management and business administration. Residents should be able to educate patients and parents in improving and maintaining oral hygiene. The program is also a center for learning and a continuous resource for graduates, the entire dental community and the community at large.
Residents in both programs attend monthly scientific meetings and receive weekly lectures from attending staff. Residents rotate to the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Rena Kravitz
Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry