Residency/ Specialty/Advanced Clinical Training
- Residency or specialization courses are available following completion of dental school
- These programs are open to graduates of US or international dental schools, however, due to the amount of competition for certain residency positions, it may be difficult for international dentists to obtain admission.
Types of Residency Programs:
- General Practice Residency (GPR)
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)
- Oral Medicine
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
*Course length varies based on the program.
- Residency applications use a separate online application form known as PASS
- After submitting applications to the programs, interviews will be offered by the residency programs.
- Following interviews, a MATCH process is used to assign candidates to a particular program:
- The MATCH requires that both the candidates and programs will submit rank lists of their most preferred programs/candidates
- A computer algorithm then assigns each candidate to a single residency position
- The MATCH is a binding agreement between the candidate and the program