Last updated on March 23, 2023.

Allegheny General Hospital

  • Pennsylvania
  • General Practice Residency
Program Size
Program Length
12 months
Application Deadline
October 1
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

John S. Schrenker DMD GPR Program Director
Allegheny General Hospital, Div. of Dental Medicine, 320 E. North Ave. Suite 111, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212
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As a large urban teaching-referral hospital, Allegheny General Hospital provides

the educational environment and variety of clinical situations that will serve as the major

resource in satisfying our primary objective, which is the education of the resident in

sophisticated dental care and hospital dental expertise not ordinarily provided in the clinic

of a dental school. The structure of the program is tailored to enhance the educations of

the resident while providing a service to the hospital.


The General Practice Residency (GPR) in Dentistry is a 12-month educational

program designed to provide clinical, didactic, and hospital experience at the postdoctoral

level. The instruction and training provided will prepare residents to meet the oral health

needs of a wide range of ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients. Specifically, the

Program goals and objectives meet the standards for advanced education programs

approved the Commission n on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.


The Program prepares residents to:


1.     Develop the skill and knowledge to treat the medically compromised patient through an enhancement of the interaction of medicine and dentistry.

2.     Plan and provide both routine and complex comprehensive general dental care for a wide variety of patients by applying advanced knowledge and clinical skills.

3.     Acquire clinical judgment concerning specialty referral.

4.     Provide general dental care to various patient populations that are under served.

5.     Develop a commitment to lifelong learning and advancement of both the dentist and the profession as well.


A comprehensive and balanced training experience is achieved through the

following disciplines: diagnostic sciences, applied pharmacology, sedation, pain and

anxiety control, restorative dentistry, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics,

periodontics, and pedodonitcs. Rotations in General Medicine, Anesthesiology, Emergency

Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, Pain Management, Medical and Radiation Oncology,

Nephrology and Cardiology, augment the dental component of the Residency Program. Objectives to

be completed by the residents in these areas are listed in the following pages along with

learning activities and resources available to the residents to assist them in achieving the


Program Information

Program Type General Practice Residency
Program Code GPR696
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 4
Program Length 12 months
Application Deadline October 1
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required for this program.

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Please supply undergraduate and Dental School transcripts thru the ADEA Website.

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

Letters of recommendation can be submitted thru the ADEA website. There is no limit to the number of letters that can be submitted, however 3-5 is generally adequate. Letters from faculty that are familiar with your clinical skills and judgement are preferred.

Other Requirement Instructions

Please submit a photo along with your application via the ADEA websit.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: Will Not be Considered

Eligible Citizenship Types:

  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
  • US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Other - Contact the program

Interview Schedule

Interviews are scheduled via ZOOM for the last Friday in October or first Friday in November. Offers are made the following week. We hope to return to in-person interviews once they are again permitted.