Last updated on February 28, 2024.

Carilion Clinic

Program Size
Program Length
12 months
Application Deadline
October 1
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Zachary T. Swanner DMD Program Director

4348 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia, 24018

Apply Now

Training General Practice Dental Residents at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia

The hospital-based dental service was established in 1980 and has experienced unprecedented growth, thanks to the support of Carilion Clinic. The program is well integrated into Carilion’s mission of providing comprehensive patient care services, resulting in optimum healthcare outcomes.

Our professional staff is committed to quality patient care and the education of future leaders in the profession of dentistry and consists of:

  • GPR/Comprehensive trained General Dentists
  • Prosthodontist
  • Pediatric Dentists
  • Adjunct faculty:
    • Endodontists
    • Orthodontists
    • Periodontists 
    • Oral Surgeons
    • General Dentists 

Since our program is well established with entrenched referral sources and a well-trained professional staff, you can expect a very diversified and intellectually stimulating educational experience. You will gain knowledge, experience, and expertise in patient care and practice management utilizing the most advanced technologies in dentistry.

Our program will comprehensively train residents to the GPR training guidelines set forth by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as well as include advanced and comprehensive training in prosthodontics and dental implantology, rotary endodontics, third molar removal, periodontal surgery, oral oncology, management of patients at the medical/dental interface, nasoalvelar molding for cleft lip and palate, and as part of the 2nd year option, IV sedation which meets most state licensing requirements for certification.

The residents will be trained to deliver dental care in multiple settings such as the hospital-based outpatient adult and pediatric clinics, inpatient bedside consultations, operating room, and community service experiences.

Additional experience will be gained in teaching medical students in the oral health/oral medicine curriculum at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

If you desire a dental general practice residency experience that will be both challenging and fun, consider joining our Carilion Clinic dental family.

Program Information

Program Type General Practice Residency
Program Code GPR732
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
Program Website

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • Passing the INBDE before matriculation into the advanced dental education program

International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: Yes

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident

Interview Schedule

Interviews will take place on:

  • October 21st
  • October 25th
  • October 28th
  • November 1st 

Additional Information

Submit either NBDE (Parts 1 and 2) or INDBE scores depending on which you have taken.