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Dental Medicine Residency

The General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at Winthrop University Hospital is a twelve-month program with second-year option. The GPR program is a fully accredited residency program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Unites States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/100.aspx Successful completion of the program will result in the awarding of a Certificate of Completion.

Our program participates in the National Post-Doctoral Dental Matcing Program (MATCH) and the Post-Doctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

Mission Statement

The mission of the general practice residency program is to provide residents with advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform evidence-based, comprehensive oral care in a professional and ethical manner to a culturally-diverse patient population including those with special needs.

Residency Program Educational Goals and Objectives

The overall educational goals and objectives of the residency at Winthrop University Hospital will prepare graduates to:

  • Successfully practice high quality, comprehensive oral health care in any setting.
  • Develop in residents the ability to function in the hospital setting as a member of the health care team.
  • To emphasize the application of the basic science to the clinical practice of dentistry. Appreciate the benefits of lifelong learning to continuously improve knowledge, competency and performance.
  • To provide a broad understand of the inter-relationship of dental and medical care to the physical, social and economical needs of patients. Base clinical decisions and care plans on the best scientific evidence, published guidelines, and available outcomes data.
  • To ensure competency & proficiency in the practice of dentistry through a standardized curriculum so as to be able to endorse dental licensure.
  • Provide culturally-sensitive oral health care to a diverse patient population in Nassau and surrounding counties, including those with special needs.
  • Demonstrate the application of the principles of ethical reasoning, ethical decision making and professional responsibility as they pertain to the academic environment, research, patient care, and practice management.