Allegheny General Hospital
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 Type||General Practice Residency|
|Program Length||12 months|
|Application Deadline||October 1|
|Program Start Date||July 1|
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