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, endontics, periodontics, oral surgery and restorative dentistry. 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 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 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.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Welcome to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Denver Health. Thank you for taking the time to explore the 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 four-year program 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 manuscript 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 providers to provide excellent patient care.

Mark Glasgow
Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program



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:

  • Professional Liability insurance, covered by the hospital
  • Medical and dental health insurance plan
  • 11 days of paid time off
  • Free parking
  • Cafeteria meal vouchers are provided to Residents on-call. 
  • Equal Opportunity

Denver Health will provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, political party or status as a veteran.


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:

National Matching Services, Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 3B1
Phone: 416-977-3431  FAX: 416-977-5020


Application to this program must be filed through P.A.S.S. If you have not already obtained a P.A.S.S. program application, you can do so by contacting them directly at:

P.A.S.S. -- American Dental Education Association
1400 K St, NW, Ste. 1100B
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Phone: 800-353-2237  FAX: 202-289-8702


The application is available to download on the P.A.S.S. website, listed above.

The P.A.S.S. program will provide us with your application, dental school transcript and three letters of recommendation, including your Dean’s letter.

Please send Curriculum Vitae to or mail to:

Miss Jamie Trujillo, Applicant Coordinator
General Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Denver Health
301 W 6th Ave.
MC 0242
Denver, CO 80204