Advanced General Dentistry

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  • GPR Program Goals

    Graduates of this program will have advanced knowledge in diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases and advanced clinical skills in providing care for their patients.

    In completing this program, the graduate will be able to interact with a variety of health care professionals in many health care settings and understand the role each profession plays in the overall treatment of patients, and to coordinate patient treatment.

    Graduates of this program will be able to treat a wide variety of routine and complex dental patients with broader knowledge, confidence, and increased skills.

    At the completion of this program, the graduate will be more confident in treating mentally and medically compromised patients in the hospital setting. All graduates of this program will have the experience and knowledge to join a hospital staff.

    The primary goals and objectives of the GPR program include:

    1. The resident will act as a primary oral health care provider for the program's patient pool. Primary oral health care covers a spectrum from emergent to comprehensive care.
    2. The resident will receive a combination of didactic and/or clinical educational experiences covering the preponderance of the disciplines of dentistry.
    3. The resident will provide oral health care to a diverse patient pool including special needs patients.
    4. The resident will participate in program and departmental organized community service activities.
    5. The resident will obtain experience in treating patients in a hospital setting which includes operating room, emergency room, and/or consults.