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General Practice Residency in Dentistry

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General Practice Residency in Dentistry Goals & OBjectives 

  1. Act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced dental treatment modalities.

  2. Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs, geriatrics, and the medically compromised.

  3. Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and new technological trends that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.

  4. Function effectively within the hospital, other health care environments and within interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

  5. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, research and statistical evidence, outcomes-based clinical decision-making and technology-based information retrieval systems. 

  6. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.

  7. Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.

  8. Function effectively as a dental educator to students, peers and the community as well.

First Year Curricular Model

Codification

Course Name

Credits

 

First Trimester

PROG 9106

Hospital Protocol

2

PROG 9108

Physical Diagnosis

2

PROG 9107

Conscious Sedation for the Dental Patient

3

 

Second Trimester

PROG 8515

Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics

2

PROG 9115

Internal Medicine Rotation

0

 

Third Trimester

PROG 9117

Geriatric Dentistry

2

PROG 9105

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic

2

 

First Semester

PROG 9121

Journal Club I

2

PROG 9113

Clinical Science Seminar I

2

PROG 9100

Anesthesiology Rotation

4

PROG 9101

Patient Care Clinic I

2

PROG 9111

Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic I

2

Second Semester

PROG 9122

Journal Club II

2

PROG 9114

Clinical Science Seminar II

2

PROG 9102

Patient Care Clinic II

2

PROG 9116

Emergency Medicine Rotation

0

PROG 9112

Comprehensive Patient Care Clinic II

2

           

All Year

PROG 9135

Implant Dentistry I

3

PROG 9145

New Endodontic Techniques I

3

PROG 9155

Oral Health and HIV/AIDS I

3

 

 

             Curriculum for the Second Optional Year

Codification

Course Name

Credits

 

            First Trimester

PDOC 9006

Research Methods and Applied Statistics for Dental Residents

5

 

Second Trimester

EDSU 6501

Systematic Planning of Instruction

3

EDSU 6503

Principal of Curriculum Design and Development

3

PROG 9186

Administration of Health Services

3

 

All Year

PROG 9187

Journal Club

2

PROG 9185

Clinical Supervision Rotation

2

PROG 9175

Clinical Elective for 2nd Year Residents

0

PROG 9136

Implant Dentistry II

3

PROG 9146

Advanced Endodontics Techniques

3

PROG 9156

Oral Health and HIV/AIDS II

3

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