General and Pediatric Dental Medicine Training Programs

Offering both General Practice and Pediatric Dentistry Residency training programs.

For more information, please email us.


Dental Medicine Residency

MetroHealth Medical Center offers two Dentistry Residency programs: a General Practice Dentistry Residency program and a Pediatric Dentistry Residency training program. Both paths present residents with the opportunity to hone their current skill set while acquiring new skills and practicing a large number of dental procedures.

General Practice Dentistry Residency Program

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.

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

MetroHealth’s Pediatric Dentistry Residency Training Program is a small and selective program with a 2:1 resident to faculty ratio. All members of our faculty are board-certified, full-time pediatric dentists.

Generally, all Pediatric Residency Programs are required to offer a specific curriculum as set forth by the American Association of Pediatric Dentists. We are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and invite you to visit the ADA website to learn more about clinical and didactic requirements.

Application Process

If you are interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding residency experience, please contact the Program Coordinator and request an information package. MetroHealth participates in the National Matching Service and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).