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Dental Residency Program Goals and Objectives

The intended audience of this web page includes Dentists and Dental Students.

Overall Program Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide training and experience in comprehensive, multidisciplinary healthcare at a level of skill and complexity beyond that accomplished in predoctoral training for a variety of patients, including patients with special needs.
  2. To develop effective and competent practitioners.
  3. To develop general dentists who are able to manage the oral health needs of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients in a hospital setting.
  4. To provide opportunities and encourage dental residents to participate in community service.

Specific Program Goals and Objectives of Resident Training

  1. Improve the resident’s ability to act as the primary oral health care provider within the scope of their training.
  2. Improve the resident’s ability to provide emergency oral health care.
  3. Improve the resident’s ability to provide multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care.
  4. Improve resident’s ability to obtain informed consent.
  5. Improve the resident’s ability to function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams, including consultation and referral.
  6. Improve the resident’s ability to provide patient-focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner.
  7. Improve the resident’s ability to direct health promotion and disease prevention activities.
  8. Improve the resident’s ability to use advanced dental treatment modalities as defined by the program.
  9. Improve the resident’s ability to assess, diagnose and plan for the provision of multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs and the medically compromised.
  10. Improve the resident’s ability to manage the delivery of patient-focused oral health care.
  11. Improve the resident’s ability to restore single teeth beyond a level of that accomplished in predoctoral training, with state of the art materials and methods.
  12. Improve the resident’s ability to restore/replace teeth with fixed prosthodontics beyond the level of that accomplished in predoctoral training, using state of the art materials and methods.
  13. Improve the resident’s ability to replace teeth with removable prosthodontics beyond the level of that accomplished in predoctoral training, using state of the art materials and methods.
  14. Improve the resident’s ability to diagnose, treat and manage periodontal disease beyond the level of that accomplished in predoctoral training.
  15. Improve the resident’s ability to perform oral surgery of the hard and soft tissues at a level beyond that accomplished in predoctoral training.
  16. Improve the resident’s ability to provide endodontic treatment beyond the level of that accomplished in predoctoral training using state of the art material and methods.
  17. Improve the resident’s ability to evaluate and treat dental emergencies at a level beyond that accomplished in predoctoral training.
  18. Improve the resident’s ability to provide pain and anxiety control utilizing behavioral and pharmacological techniques at a level beyond that accomplished in predoctoral training.
  19. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage medical emergencies.
  20. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage dental implants.
  21. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage oral mucosal diseases.
  22. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage temporomandibular disorder and orofacial pain.
  23. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage occlusal disorders.
  24. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to perform thorough physical evaluation and medical assessment.
  25. To provide training to prepare resident for practice management.
  26. To provide training to ensure the resident is able to manage inpatients and same-day surgery patients.
  27. To provide resident with experience in critical review of relevant scientific literature.
  28. To provide training to improve the resident’s ability to 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.