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Residency Overview 

By completing this residency, residents will learn how to provide holistic care to patients in a hospital setting. Residents will have exposure to a diverse patient population and a variety of patient cases, which helps them learn to better manage their time as they progress through the year. Residents have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from many general dentists and specialists, including oral surgeons, endodontists, and periodontists. Residents will act as a primary oral healthcare provider and gain experience in providing emergency & comprehensive oral healthcare, obtaining informed consent, functioning within interdisciplinary healthcare teams, providing patient-focused care, providing health education, and engaging in disease prevention activities.

Our residency program is flexible to align with the goals and interests of each individual resident. If residents have an interest in a particular area of dentistry, they can work with the program directors to align their experience with their professional goals. 

Mission Statement

The Summa Health Dental Clinic is dedicated to resident education using advanced high technology equipment and a strong clinical and academic educational program. The program will provide in-depth clinical experiences in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontal treatment, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. This GPR will educate residents to treat the whole patient and provide comprehensive patient care.


The program will enhance residents' skills in general dentistry. As a result of completing the residency, residents will be able to: 

  • Seek and provide inter-departmental medical/dental consultations to and from medical referrals with respect for medically compromised patients.
  • Prepare logical and sequential treatment plans for routine and complex dental cases by applying advanced techniques and clinical skills. 
  • Provide care and become sensitive to the needs of the underserved population. 
  • Develop intellectual curiosity through lifelong academic learning. 
  • Understand individual strengths and areas for growth.  

Competency Areas 

The program will provide training and enhance residents' skills in the following areas: 

  • Operative Dentistry 
  • Restoration of the Edentulous Space
  • Periodontal Therapy 
  • Endodontic Therapy 
  • Oral Surgery 
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Dental Emergencies 
  • Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Treatment Planning 

As a result of completing the residency, residents will also be able to manage:

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Implants 
  • Oral Mucosal Diseases
  • Temporomandibular Disorder
  • Orofacial Pain 

Rotation Schedule


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