May 15, 2021  
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comprehensive Dentistry (General Practice Residency)

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The General Practice Residency Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dental and Dental Auxiliary Educational Programs of the American Dental Association. This one - year (optional second) residency program offers an opportunity for advanced comprehensive clinical experience in a hospital setting, with additional training in the sciences basic to dental practice. The program is structured in such a manner as to take advantage of the strong features of both the sequential and integrated training programs. The ultimate objective is to train dentists to function as part of the hospital team rendering total patient care.

Applicants accepted for this program begin the academic year July 1, and a General Dentistry Residency Certificate is awarded to each resident who successfully completes the one - year program.  Those completing the 2nd year will receive an additional certificate.  The residency is sponsored by the LSUHSC School of Dentistry and has affiliations with two primary teaching hospitals: the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Interim LSU Hospital - ILH) and Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC) in Baton Rouge.  Our clinic in New Orleans is located within ILH and the Baton Rouge clinic is located in the LSUSD GPR Clinic.  Other affiliations include LSUSD and SLVHCS Dental clinic.  

Off-service rotations are scheduled through Departments of Anesthesiology, the Emergency Department, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (medical emergency and trauma) and VA Hospitals (SLVHCS).  In the dental component there are rotations designed to give patient experiences in dentistry for the HIV(+)/Infectious Disease Patient, Dentistry for the Special Needs population of both Geriatrics and patients with Neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities, and elective rotations intended to provide the resident with ample training under specialists’ supervision. This specialty concept is carried over into the general Dentistry segment, where the resident broadens his/her experience in the various dental disciplines. The General Dentistry faculty is augmented by specialists in Endodontics, Periodontics, and Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

The General Dentistry Resident is thoroughly indoctrinated in hospital organization, protocol and administration, and is trained to care for patients on both an in-patient and out-patient basis. The program prepares the resident for private practice with hospital privileges or for an academic career in Hospital Dentistry.

Dr. Henry Gremillion, Dean of LSU School of Dentistry is Head of the Dental Division at University Hospital; Dr. A. Dale Ehrlich is Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care at LSU School of Dentistry; and Dr. Anthony H. Jackson is Director of the General Dentistry Residency Program and Assistant Director of LSU Interim Hospital’s Dental Clinic.  Other faculty members involved in the Program include both full and part-time faculty from the Department of Comprehensive Care, as well as faculty members from various dental specialties and basic science departments of LSU School of Dentistry.

The basic annual stipend from Medical Center of Louisiana for first year residents is $46,247.50 and $47,723.50 for those continuing with the optional second year. Appointment is for twelve months beginning July 1, and a contract is sent after notification of acceptance.

This program is a participant in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) program. Please contact PASS, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036 for an application and information on the program.  We are also a participant in the National Match Service. The Louisiana State University Health Science Center requires a $50.00 non-refundable Application Processing Fee which should be paid directly to LSU School of Dentistry.

Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews after the application deadline of October 15. Any applicant, however, who is especially interested in visiting and touring our facilities, is welcome to arrange for a personal tour and a meeting of faculty members and residents; we ask only that we be advised that you are planning a visit so that we can make your visit as interesting, informative, and pleasant as possible.



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