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General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs

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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 invarious 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.
  • Must apply through PASS.
  • Must be in the Match.
  • Must have good grades in dental school.
  • Must have three letters of recommendation from dental schoolfaculty that describe the student in good standing.
  • Must have passed part I of the National Boards and if partII has been taken, must have passed it.
  • Must participate in a personal interview with the director,staff members and residents.

Learn more about the goals and objectives of the General Practice Residency Program at Denver Health.