Residency Training

Residency training programs are available in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Pediatric Dentistry and the GPR (General Practice Residency).

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program is an advanced, four-year education program leading to a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. An integrated clinical and didactic program, the residency is fully accredited and designed to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Residents receive training at leading area hospitals such as UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center and Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMFR) Residency Program offers a two-year training program leading to a certificate in OMFR. Residents will be expected to perform and interpret conventional and advanced radiographic procedures such as Cone Beam CT. Images of MDCT, and MRI will be assigned for interpretation in courses. The program places strong emphasis on medical radiology rotations at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, where residents will receive training in advanced imaging techniques (MDCT and MRI) and interpretation. There are opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Bioengineering and Neuroradiology Departments. In addition, the program offers strong Radiation Physics training by the Radiation Physics department in the UW School of Medicine as well as research training through the renowned Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods. Each resident is required to conduct a research project and encouraged to complete a project for journal publication.

The Pediatric Dental Residency Program offers a two-year training program leading to a certificate and MSD in Pediatric Dentistry and a three-year training program leading to a certificate and a concurrent MSD in Pediatric Dentistry and a Masters in Public Health degree (MSD/MPH). In addition, the program offers a two-year training program based in Yakima leading to a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Residents receive training at several University affiliated hospitals and clinics. The program places strong emphasis on research methods, clinical skills, interceptive orthodontics, oral and IV sedation, general anesthesia, hospital protocols with medically compromised patients and treatment for special needs children.

The General Practice Residency Program is a one-year hospital based residency program leading to a certificate in Hospital Dentistry. The General Practice Residency program is fully accredited and provides training in advanced general dentistry with emphasis on treatment and management of patients with medical complexities. GPR residents receive training at multiple hospitals including UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and VA Puget Sound Medical Center.

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