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General Practice Residency (GPR)

 

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General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at Miami Valley Hospital

The General Practice Residency Program sponsored by Miami Valley Hospital, in cooperation with Cleveland Dental Institute, is a one-year program for new dental school graduates.

The program provides clinical, didactic and hospital experiences that prepare the resident to manage the total oral health of ambulatory and hospitalized patients. The overall objective of the GPR Program is to produce general dentists who have developed skills that will allow them to practice total patient care including advanced dental procedures as well as the evaluation of the overall health of their patients.

Residents obtain clinical experience in an 11 operatory hospital dental center. Here, residents work with trained support staff including hygienists, chairside assistants, and expanded function dental auxilaries. 

While assigned to the Cleveland Dental Institute Dental Center, residents will provide general dentistry services to patients presenting to the facility under the supervision of general dentists and specialists. Specialists at the MVH Dental Center will provide resident training in endodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, periodontics, and implantology. The residents will also have the opportunity to participate in a Conscious Sedation Elective which, when successfully completed, qualify the resident for a Conscious Sedation Permit in Ohio. We award a certificate after successful completion of our program.

GPR Program Goals

  • 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 safe, effective, and timely as coordinated by the general practitioner; and directing health promotion and disease prevention activities.

  • Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including those who present with special needs, complex medical histories, high levels of pain and anxiety, and those who would otherwise have limited access to care.

  • Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.

  • Function effectively and efficiently in multiple health care environments within interdisciplinary health care teams.

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

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

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

Upon completion, Residents will be able to

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Demonstrate their progressive confidence, competency, efficiency, and technical knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry and advanced dental treatment;

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Recognize, diagnose, coordinate, and provide the treatment of dental emergencies and oral disease in a patient-centered manner;

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Demonstrate effective and efficient use of the dental team and resources in the provision of timely, cost effective dental treatment with an emphasis on disease risk assessment and prevention.

GPR Program Requirements & Application

The GPR program will accept applications through the PASS and Match Programs program. You must apply to our program through the PASS website, linked below.

The ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline is October 15 of each year.

Program Specific Requirements: 

  • ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No
  • ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes
  • Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No
  • Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No
  • Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No
  • Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No
  • Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes
  • Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: Yes
  • Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No
  • Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes
  • Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 
  • Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No
  • Must submit a 2″ x 2″ photo to the program: No
  • Must contact program for additional requirements: Yes
  • Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

Program Supplemental Requirements: 

  • Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes
  • Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No
  • Domestic Applicants:  $ 0.00
  • International Applicants: 0.00

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of the United States and living in the United States. Must have graduated from a Dental School accredited by the American Dental Association.

General Requirements: 

  • Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes
  • Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: No
  • Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes
  • Must have completed a one-year residency program: No
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen: No
  • Can be a permanent resident?: Yes
  • Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes
  • Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes
  • Must have a limited permit: Yes
  • Must have a U.S. dental license: No
  • Must be eligible for state dental license: No
  • Must have a valid state dental license: No

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No
  • Must be proficient in the English language: Yes
  • Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable
  • Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable
  • Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable
  • Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable
  • May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

Each application is carefully reviewed by the Program Director.  With Faculty consultation, a select group will be invited for interview.

The interviews are conducted by the Program Director along with Senior Faculty; The interviewers complete a standardized evaluation for each applicant;

Applicants are also given the opportunity to anonymously evaluate the interview process;

Upon completion, review of credentials, and  interview, the Program Director and Selection Committee meets to determine the selection of residents with a ranking.

A match list is developed and forwarded to the National Residency Match Program for assignment of residents.

Once candidates are matched and accepted, the names and selection criteria are submitted to Miami Valley Hospital for review, contract offering and official selection.

The General Practice Residency Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The program in general practice residency (12-month/optional 2nd year) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the program in general practice residency. However, accreditation of the program does not in itself constitute recognition of any dental specialty status.