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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


General Practice Residency (Dental)

Dentists with PatientGPR Program Director: Dr. Sara Ceglio
Phone: 650-493-5000 x63227

Residency Program (Currently 5 positions)

The objective of the 52-week GPR program is to provide advanced training in clinical and hospital dentistry beyond the level of pre-doctoral education. The program is intended to enhance the residents' ability to formulate a well-planned, well-sequenced treatment plan which integrates the various medical disciplines and dental specialties into the practice of advanced general dentistry. The GPR resident will receive advanced training in the recognized dental specialties and various medical services. The teaching staff consists of generalists and board-eligible or certified dental specialists representing a broad spectrum of dental expertise.

The General Practice Residency Program is designed to provide the new dental graduate with clinical experience in general dentistry as practiced in a hospital setting. Particular emphasis is placed on the dental management of patients with systemic disease and the relationship of medical disorders to oral health.

The hospital-based dental GPR program will enhance resident communication with adjunct healthcare professionals in the management of patients, advance dental and medical knowledge, and augment skills in clinical dentistry.

Clinical experience and training in preventive dentistry, implantology, operative, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and oral pathology. Off-service assignments include rotations to Anesthesia, Medicine and Stanford University Medical Center. The Program enhances the residents' Emergency Department (ED) call experiences.

Residents will receive didactic training in implantology, oral pathology, oral surgery, physical diagnosis, endodontics and periodontics. Residents will have an opportunity to present and discuss their treatment plans and completed restorative cases through a variety of seminars.

The General Practice Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association.

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