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Dental Medicine Residency

About the Program

Program Director: John S. Schrenker, DMD
Accreditation: CODA
Program Length: 1 year
Residents per year: 4

Our Dental Medicine Residency Program emphasizes hospital-based dentistry, medicine and the treatment of medically compromised patients. The program includes supervised clinical experience and didactic learning experiences.

All of the ADA-recognized specialties are represented in the program, including restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, and periodontics.

In addition, residents' experiences are augmented by rotations through general internal medicine, medical oncology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiation oncology, cardiology and nephrology/hypertension services.

When you complete our program, you will be prepared to enter private practice with a broad base of knowledge and skills approximately 5 years beyond your graduating peers.

A copy of the Allegheny General Hospital Blood Borne and Infectious Diseases Policy will be provided upon request.

Application information

The applicant must be a graduate of a U.S. dental school and pass both Part I and Part II of the National Board Examinations to be eligible for our program.

We participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). A PASS application can be obtained at your dental school.

Applicant materials to be submitted consist of:

  • Completed Graduate Training Program Application
  • Letter of recommendation from your dean
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from your dental school professors
  • Official dental school transcript
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Regional board scores

These materials must be received by us before October 1. After all materials are reviewed, those applicants selected for an interview will be notified.

Non-discrimination Policy

We comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. To that end, no person shall, on the grounds of race, sex, age, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, creed or familial status, be excluded from consideration or be subjected to discrimination in the selection of residents.

About Graduate Medical Education

The Dental Medicine Residency program is part of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education.

Contact us

Dental Medicine Residency Program

John S. Schrenker DMD, Program Director General Practice Residency

Mailing address:

Division of Dental Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue Suite 111
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone(412) 359-3685