Last updated on February 16, 2024.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Program Size
Program Length
12 months
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

James Benz, DDS GPR Program Director

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, 811 W. Wellington Ave. , Chicago, Illinois, 60657

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Please note: Illinois Masonic has a GPR program and a dental anesthesiology program. This page is for the GPR. The application deadline is September 15th. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Advocate IMMC Dental Residency Program is to prepare residents for the practice of general dentistry through education and exposure to the broadest range of clinical and didactic experiences. The program emphasizes an evidence-based approach to dental treatment through critical review of the dental literature and treatment of underserved populations with limited access to dental care.

Program Summary

The GPR program provides dental graduates with advanced training in the diagnosis and delivery of dental treatment to healthy as well as medically compromised and developmentally disabled individuals.  Residents will also learn more complex treatment in all phases of general dentistry.  The program also trains residents to function effectively in various hospital rotations such as Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, and Oral Surgery and provide comprehensive dental treatment in the operating room.  Residents will manage in-patient and same-day surgery cases from admission through discharge.


What makes our GPR program unique is the clinical experience and the evidence-based approach to patient care.  Our residents treat all ages and ethnic groups which provides a wide range of clinical experiences.  We also emphasize treatment of underserved populations.   Many of these patients are treated in the dental clinic under IV sedation/general anesthesia, or in the operating room under general anesthesia.  Residents also are assigned on a weekly basis to rotate on the two operatory dental mobile RV unit which provides comprehensive dentistry to a wide variety of underserved patient populations.

Program Information

Program Type General Practice Residency
Program Code GPR536
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 9
Program Length 12 months
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating No
Program Website

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

Other Requirement Instructions

Applicants must submit a current CV and passport size photo.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (applicant must contain their own sponsorship)

Additional Information

Candidates must be eligible for State licesure.

Please note that the residency year officially starts July 1, but incoming residents will be expected to be available the last two weeks of June for Hospital, Department and Program orientation sessions.