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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry

General Practice Residency Program

The goal of the General Practice Residency Program (GPR) is to train dental residents to provide comprehensive general dental and oral medicine care to patients of all ages in a hospital setting. A significant portion of the hospital dentistry population includes patients waiting to receive or having received bone marrow or organ transplants, radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, patients with physical and/or mental disabilities, dentofacial congenital anomalies, AIDS/HIV, hematologic disorders and patients receiving renal dialysis.

While in the program the resident will rotate off-service in Anesthesia, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Emergency Departments. The Hospital Dentistry Department also consists of an inpatient consult service which has expanded to include all patients undergoing organ transplantation, screening of patients prior to cardiac surgery, evaluation and treatment of trauma patients, in addition to inpatient emergency dental care.

Other areas encompassed within the program are experience in restorative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, implants, periodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral pathology, oral diagnosis and treatment planning, special needs patients, pain control and pharmacology, physical evaluation and medical risk management.

To be eligible to apply to our General Practice Residency program you must have graduated from an ADA accredited dental school, be a United States citizen or United States Permanent Resident. If you are neither, then you must obtain the proper immigration status for the enrollment in this program. The University of Michigan has established that the proper visa for all residency programs is an H-1B Visa. Enrollment is contingent upon the attainment of an H-1B Visa on a yearly basis. Regrettably, the Hospital Dentistry Department is not able to support the H-1B Visa at the present time. If you are a foreign dental school graduate and a United States citizen or Permanent Resident you must have completed 2 years of an ADA accredited dental program. Please contact the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Internationally Trained Dentist Program.

Interested applicants must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Information and registration material for PASS is available on the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) website.  Additional information to be submitted directly to the program are:

  • A 2 X 2 photo

Deadline to submit applications to PASS is October 1st.

The program also participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Applicants must also participate in the MATCH program in order to be eligible to interview with the GPR program.  To register, go to the MATCH website.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past academic record, their demonstrated interest in pursuing general, hospital and/or special care dentistry as a career.

For further information and/or questions please contact:
Carolyn Campbell
Residency Program Coordinator
(734) 232-6048