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General Practice Residency in Dentistry

The Division accepts seven individuals to our one-year General Practice Residency and two individuals to our second-year General Practice Residency. The Residency participates with PASS and the Match. Interviews are held during the second week of December for the upcoming year’s residents. This residency program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Residents are salaried by NewYork-Presbyterian while they provide in- and outpatient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

Curriculum

The dental educational program at Weill Cornell Medicine provides education and experience in all of the  sub-specialties including: 

  • Oral Diagnosis
  • Anesthesiology/Pain Control
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Implantology
  • Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • Prosthodontics (Fixed and Removable)
  • Periodontics

Our Division receives approximately 1,200 outpatient clinic visits per month between our Adult Dental, Pediatric Dental and Oral Surgery clinics. Residents have the opportunity to gain experience in advanced crown and bridge work, removable prosthetics, implant prosthetics, routine and complex endodontic procedures and periodontal procedures. They also gain experience in oral surgery and oral medicine and pathology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Rotations

Two-week rotations are required for each resident in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine. In addition to these rotations, each resident participates in a simulation course conducted in our simulation lab that functions as a review of emergency management in the dental setting throughout the year. A medicine rotation with didactic and clinical components is completed by each resident prior to their Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine rotations.

Residents also complete rotations with our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service, in our Pediatric Dental Clinic and in the Dental Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

A comprehensive educational program is an integral part of the General Practice Residency program. The residents attend lectures, conferences, rounds and journal clubs given by our dental and surgical attending staff and by attending staff from diverse departments within the medical center.

The Division also offers externships to current dental students. We request a minimum of one week for any externship and limit us to 2–3 externs at any time. Externs are part of the GPR team and will observe treatment of outpatients, inpatients, as well as patients in the OR and ED. The application is a letter discussing possible externship dates (externships will be accepted from August-June. We will not accept students in July), your CV, a dean's letter stating that you are a student in good standing, and a copy of your School History & Physical Exam including titers and vaccines that cleared you for patient care. Application with documentation can be emailed to vam9037@med.cornell.edu

View the goals and objectives of this residency program.


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