Our program is one year long and includes clinical and didactic experiences. It is based at Allegheny General Hospital, a large urban level I trauma facility. The program prepares residents to meet the oral health needs of patients, including those who are medically or mentally compromised.

Program goals

The objectives and goals of our General Practice Residency Program meet the standards required by CODA for advanced education programs. The goals are as follows:

  • To plan and provide a broad range of dental and oral healthcare to patients of varying types and needs.
  • To instill a commitment toward continuing education for self improvement and for better patient care.
  • To competently treat the medically compromised patient in a hospital or other healthcare setting through the interaction of medicine and dentistry.
  • To instill a sense of responsibility for underserved populations by providing disease prevention and health promotion services and activities.
  • To achieve the clinical judgment for specialty referrals, while continuing to function as the primary care provider.

Clinical experiences

The resident will spend 7 months in the dental treatment area.