General Practice Dentistry Residency

Started in 1959, the GPR program continues its mission of educating and training well-versed, highly trained dentists through its unique clinical settings and structured didactics in a supportive, diverse environment.

Dentistry Program Residents at MetroHealth
Our residency program is designed to train, prepare and transform dentists in academic and clinical excellence through a comprehensive structured curriculum. Our Residents
School of Dental Medicine Faculty at MetroHealth
Our program has a committed faculty with diverse interests and expertise across specialties including a Periodontist, Prosthodontist and Pedodontists who work together to create a nurturing environment for our residents. Our Faculty
Dentistry Curriculum
Our residents are well-trained, confident dentists. The curriculum provides a solid basis for future professional development in general dentistry or further specialty training. Curriculum
Residency Selection
Our challenging and rewarding residency program participates in the National Matching Service and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Application Process

Dental Medicine Residency

The General Practice Dentistry Residency Program is disciplined, demanding, and fast-paced. Residents are held to high clinical, professional and ethical standards and work alongside our dental staff in:

  • Medical Management
  • Oral Pathology
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Operating Room Procedures

In addition to clinical training, residents also receive more than 35 hours of comprehensive business and practice management education. Our practice management curriculum covers such areas as:

  • How a dental insurance company operates
  • Excellent customer service
  • Human resources issues
  • Managing a multi-chair dental practice
  • Infection control for the dental environment
  • Ethics of dental practice
  • Professional conduct
  • Culture and diversity
  • Starting a practice from the ground floor
  • What to look for when purchasing a practice

Upon completion of our residency program at MetroHealth, residents are proficient and talented dentists with the ability and skills to successfully position themselves in the marketplace to begin a rewarding career.

Graduate Medical Education Information

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