Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Residency

General Dentistry

The General Practice in Dentistry Residency (GPR) certificate is a one-year program that includes training in pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and restorative dentistry. The program provides clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level. The instruction and experience will prepare residents to meet the oral health needs for 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 Anesthesia, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Perio, Endo, 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 and comprehensive care

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 ten residents per year. 

Eligibility

  • 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 school faculty that describe the student in good standing
  • Must have passed part I of the National Boards and if part II 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.

 

For further information concerning this program please contact:

Tyler DeAnda D.M.D.
Interim Program Director
Phone: 303-602-7675
Email: Tyler.DeAnda@dhha.org

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Residency 
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

The Pediatric Dental Residency is a two-year program providing clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level. The instruction and experience prepares residents to meet the oral health needs of pediatric patients.

The Pediatric Dental Residency is designed to provide clinical experience in orthodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry, and endodontics. In addition to clinical experience, residents will be exposed to a variety of subjects through didactic sessions including, but not limited to: biomedical sciences, behavior guidance, craniofacial growth and development, oral facial injury and emergency care, oral diagnosis, oral pathology, and oral medicine, prevention and health promotion, practice management, special health care needs patients, hospital dentistry, pulp therapy, and advocacy.

The Pediatric Dental Residency program strives to create an environment that enables residents to develop their clinical and intellectual skills. The program admits four residents per year.

Eligibility

  • 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 two-year pediatric dental residency.
  • Must apply through PASS.
  • Must be in the Match. The application process including the Match program may be modified for the initial year of the program (2022).
  • Must have good grades in dental school.
  • Must have three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty that describe the student in good standing.
  • Must have passed part I of the National Boards and if part II has been taken, must have passed.
  • Must participate in a personal interview with the director, staff members and residents.

Notice:

Program Accreditation

The program in pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “initial accreditation”.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.  The Commission’s web address is:  http://www.ada.org/en/coda. The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the program in pediatric dentistry.  However, accreditation of the program does not in itself constitute recognition of any dental specialty status.

Learn more about the goals and objectives of the Pediatric Dental Residency program at Denver Health.

 

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
DENVER HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
DENVER, COLORADO

Description of Hospital

Denver Health Medical Center is a not-for-profit, teaching and academic hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Denver Health is Colorado’s primary safety net institution and provides full service health care to the uninsured, underinsured and undocumented citizens. Denver Health provides 40 percent more indigent care than any other health care facility in the Denver Metropolitan area. It is a 525 bed medical center featuring:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics:
    • 5 Dental Clinics
    • 54 Subspecialty Clinics
    • 2 Urgent Care Centers
    • 17 School Based Health Care Centers
    • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
  • Comprehensive Patient Care Services:
    • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Oral Maxillofacial Trauma
    • Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery
    • Corrective Jaw Surgery
    • Dental Implants
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Family Internal Medicine
    • Adult Internal Medicine
    • Women’s Care
    • Pediatric Care
    • Foster Care Programs
    • Home Visit Programs
    • Refugee Health Care
    • Vision and Eye Care
    • Nurse Line
    • Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care
    • Psychiatric Emergency Services
    • LGBT Health Services
    • Resources and Education
    • Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • Prescription Refill and Pharmacy Services

Denver Health Medical Center’s dental programs treat a growing, unique population of more than 25,000 patients. The dental patient population treated at our facility has significant needs, with poorer health and more extensive dental pathology than the general population. Our patients present with a complex array of medical, psychological, economic, physical, and social problems that complicate their dental treatment. We enjoy the support and services of a dental staff with extensive education, training and experience in the full spectrum of dental care and thus provide outstanding, comprehensive dental care to the citizens of Denver and Denver County. In addition to the treatment of eligible patients, the dental service receives approximately 2,049consult requests per year for dental input and treatment of urgent and emergent adjunctive dental needs. In 2020, despite clinical services being suspended for 2 months due to the COVD-19 pandemic, the dental department provided care to over 25,000 patients through over 54,000 visits. Pediatric patients comprised 55 percent of the dental patient population in 2020.

The Webb Clinic at Denver Health is dedicated to care for pediatric and special health care needs patients. The Webb Pediatric Dental Clinic has 13 treatment rooms and 4 sedation dedicated treatment rooms. In addition, there are two facilities on campus that have fully equipped operating rooms with pre- and post-op care units.  These are utilized to provide treatment for dental patients under general anesthesia.

A new Outpatient Medical Center (OMC) opened in 2021 and is utilized by the Denver Health OMFS and GPR programs, as well as staff dentists, to provide patient care for adults, including those patients with special health care needs.  

Program Strengths

The Denver Health program will provide residents with clinical experiences dedicated to providing comprehensive care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Denver Health Medical Center’s dental programs treat a growing, unique population of more than 25,000 patients.

The dental clinic is based in the Webb Center for Primary Care where pediatric and special needs patients receive a variety of primary and specialized healthcare. Residents will have the opportunity to see normal, healthy children as well as those that present with complexities related to age, medical condition, extent of oral disease and behavior. The program works closely with Denver Health CODA accredited OMFS and GPR advanced education programs. This results in opportunities for advanced clinical and didactic training by orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists and oral maxillofacial surgeons. The dental clinic is co-located with the primary care pediatric clinic and has established an effective medical-dental integration process. Resources and consultants for pediatric health care are available at Denver Health as well as Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Denver Health is a Level 1 Trauma Center providing training and experience in management and treatment of injuries to oral-facial structures.

Resident Eligibility

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 two-year pediatric dental residency.

Application

The PASS Application is used. Applications must be received by the residency Program Director by mid-October to be considered for acceptance the following year on July 1st. Four residents are selected each year through the MATCH Program.

Appointment

Appointments are made solely upon merit. No discrimination shall be made because of race, age, color, creed, national origin, sex, political affiliations or sexual orientation.

Period of Training

The Pediatric Dental Residency at Denver Health Medical Center is a comprehensive two-year program encompassing both clinical and didactic training. A certificate is awarded to each resident at the completion of the program.

Teaching and Supervisory Staff

Pediatric Dental Residents are closely supervised by American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Eligible or Certified Diplomats, Orthodontists, and other staff.

Program Faculty

  • Jeffrey Young, DDS, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Heather Jenkins, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Scott Hamilton, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Kojo Danso, Pediatric Dentistry
  • Laurence Colletti, DDS, Orthodontics (part-time)
  • Ricky Harrell, DMD, Orthodontics** (part-time)
  • Sean Whalen, DDS, MS, Pediatric Dentistry* (part-time)
  • Mark Glasgow, DDS, Program Director, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery**
  • Tyler DeAnda D.M.D., Interim Program Director, GPR
  • Robert Chavez, DDS, MS, Endodontics**
  • Brain Gurinsky, DDS, MS, Periodontics**

*Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
**Board Certified in Specialty

 

Scope of Training: Didactic and Clinical Program Plan

Didactic Program

The didactic program utilizes formal lecture presentations, clinical care conferences, journal clubs and many other formats to provide resident education in the following areas of advanced complexity beyond the pre-doctoral training:

  • Biomedical Sciences to include statistics, pharmacology, microbiology, embryology, genetics, anatomy, and oral pathology
  • Behavior Guidance
  • Craniofacial Growth and Development
  • Oral Facial Injury and Emergency Care
  • Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Comprehensive Dental Care for the Primary, Mixed and Permanent Dentitions
  • Practice Management
  • Special Health Care Needs Patients
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Pulp Therapy
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Advocacy

Clinical Program

The clinical program provides experience and training in off-service rotations to include Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Operating Room, Oral Surgery, and Patients with Special Health Care Needs. Primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care is provided at the Denver Health Wellington Webb Dental Clinic for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.  Additionally, advanced training in the following dental specialty is provided:

  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR DENVER HEALTH GENERAL PRACTICE RESIDENCY

Overall Program Goals and Objectives

The program will provide a high quality educational experience for residents by:

  • Providing opportunities for residents to develop diagnostic and treatment planning skills for the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special needs.
  • Providing an integrated study of advanced didactic and clinical instruction in all phases of pediatric dentistry.
  • Delivering didactic instruction for residents to gain advanced pediatric dental knowledge through monthly lectures and seminars that include case presentations, literature reviews, medically complex series, specialty lectures, and advanced dental and medical topics. 
  • Introducing clinical instruction enabling residents to gain experience in providing comprehensive dental care to a variety of pediatric patient populations including medically complex pediatric patients.
  • Providing exposure to and familiarization with evidence-based dentistry principles.
  • Familiarizing residents with contemporary research methods in order to review published literature pertinent to pediatric dentistry and be able to critically evaluate it.
  • Supporting residents in conducting a data collection research project including development, implementation, interpretation, and reporting of data and present the results at the annual AAPD meeting.
  • Supporting residents to become educationally qualified for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Certification process and meet high ethical and professional standards.
  • Facilitating an attitude of community service among residents through the care of underserved pediatric patient populations and provision of patient and caregiver education.
  • Encouraging resident participation in community service projects (school-based services, COMOM, community events, advocacy events).
  • Prioritizing resident development of life-long learning skills.
  • Encouraging resident development of desire and motivation to be leaders in organized dentistry at the local and national levels.

Program Clinical Competencies

The program will provide experiences to address each of the following clinical competencies through clinical rotations in the pediatric dental clinic and a variety of off-service rotations:

  • Patient management using behavior guidance for infants, children and adolescents including patients with special health care needs, using non-pharmacological techniques, sedation, and inhalation analgesia.
  • Diagnosis of dental, skeletal, and functional abnormalities in the primary, mixed, and young permanent dentition stages of the developing occlusion
  • Recognition, diagnosis, appropriate referral and/or focused management of:
    • Space maintenance and arch perimeter control associated with the early loss of primary and young permanent teeth;
    • Transverse arch dimensional problems involving simple posterior crossbites;
    • Anterior crossbite discrepancies associated with localized dentoalveolar crossbite displacement and functional anterior shifts (e.g. pseudo-Class III);
    • Anterior spacing with or without dental protrusion;
    • Deleterious oral habits;
    • Preservation of leeway space for the resolution of moderate levels of crowding;
    • Ectopic eruption, ankylosis and tooth impaction problems;
    • The effects of supernumerary (e.g. mesiodens) and/or missing teeth.
  • Diagnosis and management of traumatic injuries of the oral and perioral structures including primary and permanent dentition and in infants, children and adolescents
  • Provision of emergency services including assessment and management of dental pain and infections.
  • Pediatric oral and maxillofacial radiology and appropriate procedures of radiation hygiene.
  • Treatment of common oral diseases in infants, children and adolescents.
  • Application of prevention and health promotion in clinical practice.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for infants, children, adolescents and those with special health care needs
  • Provision of comprehensive dental care including examination, treatment, and management to infants, children, adolescents and those with special health care needs in a manner consistent with the dental home.
  • Treatment of pediatric patients under general anesthesia in the operating room.
  • Treatment of pediatric patients under moderate conscious sedation.
  • Treatment of pediatric patients with nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.
  • Evaluation and medical management of pediatric patients admitted to the hospital related to:
    • understanding of admitting procedures
    • completing of consultation requests
    • obtaining and evaluating patient/family history
    • orofacial examination and diagnosis
    • ordering radiological and laboratory tests
    • writing patient management orders
    • pediatric patient monitoring
    • discharging and chart completion
  • Management of infants, children and adolescents and adolescents undergoing general anesthesia, including:
    • pre-operative evaluation
    • risk assessment
    • assessing the effects of pharmacologic agents
    • venipuncture techniques
    • airway management
    • general anesthetic induction and intubation
    • administration of anesthetic agents
    • patient monitoring
    • prevention and management of anesthetic emergencies
    • recovery room management
    • postoperative appraisal and follow up
  • Diagnosis of pulpal disease in primary and permanent teeth.
  • Treatment of pulpal disease in primary teeth and immature permanent teeth.
  • Management of pulpal disease in mature permanent teeth including emergency care, stabilization and referral to specialists.
  • Obtaining and evaluating through pediatric medicine:
    • complete medical histories
    • parental interviews
    • system-oriented physical examinations
    • clinical assessments of healthy and ill patients
    • selection of laboratory tests and evaluation of data
    • evaluation of physical, motor and sensory development
    • genetic implications of childhood diseases
    • the use of drug therapy in the management of diseases
    • parental management through discussions and explanation
  • Communicate, teach, and collaborate with groups and individuals on children’s oral health issues.
  • Advocate and advise public health policy legislation and regulations to protect and promote the oral health of children.
  • Participate at the local, state and national level in organized dentistry to represent the oral health needs of children, particularly the underserved.

 

For further information concerning this program please contact:

Arielle Grub

Dental Residency Coordinator

Denver Health Medical Center

601 N Broadway Denver, CO 80204

P: 303–602-3504| E: Arielle.Grub@dhha.org

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Welcome to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Denver Health Medical Center. Thank you for taking the time to explore information on our Web pages. I hope you find this information to be a helpful introduction to our residency program, which offers training in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Denver Health is a four-year program that leads to the oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate. Two applicants are selected for the program each year.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is fully accredited and complies with the requirements as prescribed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 

The primary goal of the advanced Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Denver Health is to produce an oral maxillofacial surgeon who will be qualified to take and pass the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) Board Examinations and who will be competently trained in practicing this area of surgery. Competency will be demonstrated by meeting the resident objectives of the following clinical areas: oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia, medicine, cardiology, pediatric medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, surgical intensive care, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery. Residents will demonstrate annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Training Examination (OMSITE) improvement from their first to their chief year. Resident experience will culminate in submission of an original transcript in the chief year. 

Through didactic preparation, clinical experience, and hospital training, we are dedicated to developing ethical, state-of-the-art oral and maxillofacial surgeons with a strong sense of community service, who are committed to life-long learning, the pursuit of clinical excellence, and are able to interact with other health care provider to provide excellent patient care.  

Mark Glasgow

Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Resources

Eligibility 

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. 

 

For further information concerning this program please contact:

Darlene Macias
OMFS Residency Coordinator
darlene.macias@dhha.org
303.602.8241

Pediatric Dental Internship Program

Internship Length and Number of Positions:

This is a 12-month program commencing on or about July 1st of each year. Four new positions will be offered each year.

Internship Application:

The Denver Health Pediatric Dentistry Intern Application is used and can be obtained by contacting the Pediatric Dentistry Program Director, Dr. Jeffrey Young, at Jeffrey.young@dhha.org; or the Residency Coordinator, Arielle Grub, at arielle.grub@dhha.org. Applications must be received by February 11th* to be considered for acceptance to start the Internship on or before July 1st.

Four interns are selected each year through direct application to the Denver Health Pediatric Dentistry Residency Coordinator.

*The application process may be modified to accommodate the shortened timeframe during which candidates have an opportunity to apply to the program.

Internship Description

The Pediatric Dentistry Internship at Denver Health Medical Center is a one-year program that provides focused clinical training in pediatric dentistry and dental care for patients with special healthcare needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in limited clinical experience for dental students across the country. Denver Health offers a well-rounded experience for those who are searching for additional hands-on training.

The Internship Program is NOT accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

Curriculum

The curriculum is divided into two areas: clinical and didactic.

Clinical Curriculum:

The clinical curriculum includes providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Interns will have the opportunity to see normal, healthy children as well as those that present with complexities related to age, medical condition, extent of oral disease and behavior.

Denver Health provides comprehensive oral healthcare that encompasses prevention; diagnosis and treatment planning; restorations including stainless steel crowns, zirconia crowns, composites; pulp therapy; extractions; and space maintenance.

Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings including:

  • Webb primary pediatric dental clinic

  • Community Health Centers

  • Medical Dental Integration in Pediatric Medicine Clinic

  • Operating Room

  • Emergency and Trauma Call

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

Advanced clinical training is provided in:

  • Sedation

  • Orthodontics

  • Endodontics

  • Periodontics

Guidelines and policies of the AAPD are reviewed and incorporated into discussions regarding patient care in the clinic.

Didactic Curriculum:

Evidence-based dentistry is also presented as part of the didactic curriculum. The program’s standard for providing oral health care requires faculty and residents to use critical thinking in both didactic and clinical experiences. Critical thinking when evaluating patient oral and medical conditions and health history will advance learner ability to consistently provide evidence-based treatment.

Interns will be exposed to a variety of subjects through didactic sessions including treatment planning seminars, literature review and lectures.

The lecture series provides in-depth coverage of multiple topics including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning

  • Restorations in the primary dentition

  • Pulp therapy

  • Treatment of toothaches and trauma in children

  • Infant oral health

  • Space maintenance

  • Treating pregnant mothers

  • Medical emergencies in the dental clinic

  • Protective stabilization

  • Nitrous oxide/Oxygen administration

  • Nonpharmacological behavior guidance

  • Advanced behavior guidance

  • Oral pathology

  • Special healthcare needs

  • Advocacy

 

Internship Facilities

Denver Health Medical Center is a not-for-profit, teaching, and academic hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. The Wellington Webb Primary Care Building is accessible for special health care needs patients. Patients currently receive care in the primary pediatric and adult clinics, the dental clinic, and other specialty clinics located within the Webb Building.

Denver Community Health Services (DCHS) is one of the oldest and largest community health center networks in the country. DCHS dental target population is all patients in the city and county of Denver.

The Webb Clinic at Denver Health is dedicated to care for pediatric and special health care needs patients. The Webb Pediatric Dental Clinic has 13 treatment rooms and 4 sedation dedicated treatment rooms.  With a fully established pediatric dental program in July 2023, this location will allow for care of more than 6,400 additional pediatric patients providing 11,600 visits in 2022 and an additional 1,600 pediatric patients and 2,900 visits in 2023. Pediatric focused hygienists would allow preventive dental care for 3,850 patients with 7,700 visits per year.

In addition, there are two facilities on campus that have fully equipped operating rooms with pre- and post-op care units.  These are utilized to provide treatment for dental patients under general anesthesia.

With a fully established pediatric dental program and pediatric dental specialty residency, admitting our first class of four dental residents in July 2022 leading to a second-year residency class in 2023 of eight total residents, this location for pediatric dental services will allow for care of more than 6,400 additional pediatric patients providing 11,600 visits in 2022 and an additional 1,600 pediatric patients and 2,900 visits in 2023. Pediatric focused hygienists would allow preventive dental care for 3,850 patients with 7,700 visits per year.

The potential is to schedule 1,248 patients in the OR with assigned block time and additional providers with the residency resulting in improved OR access and prioritization.

A new Outpatient Medical Center (OMC) opened in 2021 and is utilized by the Denver Health CODA accredited OMFS and GPR programs, as well as staff dentists, to provide patient care for adults, including those patients with special health care needs.

Denver Health maintains a Complex Care (Tier 4) team that supports about 500 children with the highest level of special medical needs, primarily in their medical home. The Complex Care clinic does comprehensive multidisciplinary visits once a week, in which five children usually attend, and often more as a consultation visit. Overall, about 20% of the pediatric population at Denver Health has some level of special needs, primarily in the area of developmental challenges. Denver Health also has a 25 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); a 20-bed pediatric ward; an 8-10 bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

Internship Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a CODA-accredited dental school
  • Denver Health Pediatric Dentistry Internship application including transcripts and CV, three professional evaluation forms including at least one institutional evaluation
  • A personal interview if invited
  • An expressed desire on the part of the applicant to complete a one-year Internship Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

In addition, applicants must be eligible to apply and obtain a Colorado Dental License (Colorado accepts both WREB and CDCA examinations) by July 1st.

Internship Strengths

The Denver Health Pediatric Dentistry Intern Program is oriented to enhance clinical skills and knowledge in the provision of comprehensive dental care to children. This is best evidenced through the didactic and clinical schedules, which have been developed by a collaborative pediatric dental faculty group at Denver Health with robust backgrounds, skills, and experiences in dentistry.

Denver Health Medical Center’s dental programs treat a growing, unique population of more than 25,000 patients.

The pediatric dental clinic is based in the Webb Center for Primary Care where pediatric and special needs patients receive a variety of primary and specialized healthcare. The dental clinic is co-located with the primary care pediatric clinic and has established an effective medical-dental integration process. Resources and consultants for pediatric health care are available at Denver Health as well as Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Denver Health is a Level 1 Trauma Center providing training and experience in management and treatment of injuries to oral-facial structures.

Denver Health CODA accredited Oral Surgery, General Practice, and Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Education Programs work closely with Pediatric Dentistry Internship Program.

Internship Accreditation

The Pediatric Dentistry Internship is sponsored by Denver Health Medical Center. It is NOT accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Program Faculty

  • Jeffrey Young, DDS, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Heather Jenkins, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Scott Hamilton, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
  • Kojo Danso, Pediatric Dentistry
  • Laurence Colletti, DDS, Orthodontics (part-time)
  • Ricky Harrell, DMD, Orthodontics** (part-time)
  • Sean Whalen, DDS, MS, Pediatric Dentistry* (part-time)
  • Mark Glasgow, DDS, Program Director, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery**
  • Mark Berman, DDS, MD, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery**
  • Tyler DeAnda D.M.D., Interim Program Director, GPR
  • Robert Chavez, DDS, MS, Endodontics**
  • Brain Gurinsky, DDS, MS, Periodontics**

*Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

**Board Certified in Specialty

 

For further information concerning this program please contact:

Arielle Grub

Dental Residency Coordinator

Denver Health Medical Center

601 N Broadway Denver, CO 80204

P: 303–602-3504| E: Arielle.Grub@dhha.org