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The General Practice in Dentistry Residency is a one-year program that includes training in pediatric dentistry, endontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and restorative dentistry. The General Practice Residency Program (GPR) at Denver Health Medical Center is a one-year educational program leading to a certificate. The program provides clinical, didactic, and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level. The instruction and experience prepares residents to meet the oral health needs of a broad range of patients.
The GPR Program is designed to provide experience in various phases of inpatient and ambulatory dental care. Each dental resident rotates through various rotations such as: Anesthesia, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endo/Perio, Operative Dentistry, and Emergency Medicine. To complement the rotation schedules, residents are assigned "comprehensive-care" patients throughout the year for whom the resident will be responsible from the treatment planning phase through completion of the case.
In addition to clinical experience, residents will be exposed to a variety of subjects through didactic sessions including, but not limited to, GPR rounds, Oral Surgery chart and ward rounds, treatment planning sessions, journal club meetings, grand rounds, and appearances by various guest speakers throughout the year.
The GPR program strives to create an environment which enables residents to develop their clinical and intellectual skills. The program admits seven residents per year.
Graduation from an accredited American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association dental school, and an expressed desire on the part of the applicant to complete a one year general practice residency.
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Laura is from Noblesville, Indiana and graduated high school in 2004. She attended college at Indiana University in Bloomington and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2008. She attended dental school at Indiana University in Indianapolis and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012. She moved to Denver to attend the general practice residency here at Denver Health, she loves this area as she enjoys being outdoors. Hobbies are golf, water skiing, and hiking. She especially likes working with children and in the future plans to focus on pediatric dentistry.
Michael is originally from Ohio and moved with his family to Evergreen, Colorado in 1989. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 2001. After attending Embry Riddle University and the University of North Dakota, he graduated from Metro State University in Denver with a degree in Aeronautical Science and Commercial Aviation, receiving his commercial, instrument, multi-engine and flight instructor certificates and ratings in 2006. After further course work, he attended and graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine with a DMD degree in 2012. He is a true Coloradan enjoys skiing, hiking and running marathons in his spare time. His wife accompanied him back to Denver and he is currently completing his general practice residency at Denver Health.
Graduation from an accredited American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association dental school, and an expressed desire on the part of the applicant to complete the requirements of eligibility for Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Each Resident receives a cash stipend plus:
The Denver Health Maxillofacial Surgery and General Practice Residency Programs participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Dental Education Association and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Matching Program endorsed by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
To be considered for this training program, the applicant must agree to participate in the matching program. Application instructions and forms necessary to participate in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Matching Program may be obtained by contacting:
American Dental Education Association
1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-2212
National Matching Services
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Canada, M4S, 3B1