Last updated on February 14, 2024.

Cambridge Health Alliance

Program Size
Program Length
12 MOnths
Application Deadline
November 1
Program Start
June 11

Program Contact

Alec Eidelman DMD, MPH, MEd Program Director
119 Windsor St, 2nd Floor Dental Clinic, , Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139
Caleb Tam MS, DDS Chief of Dental Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance
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Cambridge Health Alliance is a nationally-recognized healthcare system with three hospital campuses, thirteen primary care practices and one dental practice location serving communities north of Boston, Massachusetts. Through our many academic programs and affiliation with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, we are pleased to offer a premier learning experience.

CHA is unique in many ways. Our multidisciplinary staff is dedicated to our communities and to our diverse patient population. Through their efforts, we have developed a program with both clinical and community learning opportunities.

Over the past decade, we have been recognized many times for our innovative approaches to care. The American Hospital Association recognized the Alliance for "excellence in community service" in health care. We are one of seven U.S. institutions chosen to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pursuing Perfection program. Since 2001, we have been recognized with six prestigious awards from the National Association of Public Hospitals, including recognition of our culturally competent programs. Our Institute for Community Health provides a focus for relevant research and education.

The General Practice Dental Residency at CHA is a fully accredited program that strives to create a unique opportunity for new dentists to hone their clinical skills and develop excellence in a wide range of procedures.  Our approach is consistent with the Oral Physician strategy, which trains dentists in addressing non-dental oral issues and provides competency in comprehensive assessment and therapy of medically complex populations.

The program is affiliated with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and our faculty have Harvard appointments.  Scholarly activity and academic courses are provided to the resident through HSDM, and a wide variety of educational opportunities are available to those interested to further their experience beyond what is offered in the residency program.  This residency is both intense and satisfying for the dental graduate with an inquisitive mindset who has the desire to set the strongest possible foundation for their future career.

Thank you again for your interest in Cambridge Health Alliance!





Program Information

Program Type General Practice Residency
Program Code GPR544
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 4
Program Length 12 MOnths
Application Deadline November 1
Program Start Date June 11
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • Passing the INBDE before the Match deadline
  • Successful Pass of ADEX (CDCA-WREB-CITA) in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry requirements for Dental Intern Licensure

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Please include a square format high-resolution professional headshot within your uploaded Curriculum Vitae of your ADEA PASS Application for our program for private and secure internal identification use. 

Other Requirement Instructions

Proof of successful completion of a Board-approved Regional or State Clinical Examination (ADEX (CDCA-WREB-CITA) as defined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry is required for GPR PGY-1 and PGY-2

International Student Eligibility

This program has not yet provided information to us on international student eligibility.

Interview Schedule

Online 1st Round Interview Schedule, All dates and times subject to change:

  • Friday November 8th, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm ET
  • Friday November 15th, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm ET
  • Friday November 22nd, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm ET
  • Friday December 6th, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm ET

Interviewed Applicants will be invited for a 2nd look opportunity either in person or virtual, with equal weight alloted during the admissions cycle in an effort to create an inclusive admissions process.