General Practice Residency Program

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine does not require the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT). 

This one-year ADA-CODA accredited 12-month program with an optional second year is a traditional but innovative hospital-based GPR Program. Residents are trained by a world-class faculty of general dentists and specialists who work one-on-one with residents in all phases of dentistry. In addition to emphasizing comprehensive dental care, the program integrates medical applications into dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are fully prepared, highly skilled and confident clinicians.

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PGY 1
Positions
Training
Sites
Application
Deadline
ApplicationStipend
PGY-1
PGY-2 Stipend
(Optional Year)
24 1 Dec 1 PASS/
MATCH
$62,652 $67,076

*Fringe benefits per year include medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve paid sick days and four continuing education days.

Program Strengths

In addition to a comprehensive didactic curriculum, residents gain extensive clinical experience. Residents become exceptionally well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of emergencies and trauma. In addition, residents are trained in:

  • Planning and providing or managing multidisciplinary patient-focused oral healthcare for patients with general and special needs while minimizing the need for referral
  • Comprehensive clinical care and management of patients as well as exposure to complex treatment modalities in various dental disciplines including: endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, and dental anesthesiology.
  • Functioning successfully within a hospital environment
  • Understanding of oral health needs and providing culturally competent care to socially/economically-disadvantaged populations
  • Development of professional commitment to life-long learning that incorporates evidence-based decision making processes and quality management methodologies
  • Clinical experience will encompass 75% of the Resident’s total experience while 25% will be spent in Didactic training

Program History and Description

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine GPR program, which focuses on comprehensive, continuous care, is offered at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a 404-bed level-1 trauma center located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. The program was established in 1974. Over the last 40 years, the program has successfully developed hundreds of ‘super-dentist’ alumni while fulfilling its mission to serve the community by providing comprehensive, high-quality dental care to a diverse and needy patient population.

Residents acquire the abilities to manage patients with complicated needs in a hospital and group practice environments. Invaluable experience is gained while working as a practitioner in a fast-paced urban healthcare environment with state-of-the-art facilities and a large patient population, many who present with medically complex challenges. Residents participate in rotations in family medicine, anesthesia, and in the emergency room and receive significant experience managing in-patients as well as providing dental care in the operating room. The vast majority of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s GPR residents go on to become successful oral healthcare professionals in community health centers, private practices, dental public health programs, schools of dentistry, healthcare organizations and clinical operations management. Many remain with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine to play significant roles in one of our continually expanding programs, often because they have found that it’s approach gives them an opportunity to make a lasting difference.

The program also offers a special opportunity to undergraduate dental students. Fourth-year dental students may request short-term externships at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. These students may observe or actually participate in patient care, thereby gaining invaluable insight into postgraduate education in a fast-paced, urban health care environment. Affiliation agreements for externships currently exist with New York University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Tufts University, Medical College of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Our residents also have the opportunity to participate in international outreach programs.

Core Curriculum

General Practice Residency (GPR) residents participate in our core curriculum. The academic curriculum focuses on pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, special care patients, and materials science.

Residents will learn:

  • Comprehensive training in general dentistry; practice-based and hospital- based
  • The newest information in implant dentistry and experience placing implants
  • Current concepts in esthetic dentistry, pain control and sedation, orthodontics, preventive dentistry, endodontics, anesthesia, periodontics, prosthetics and medical emergencies in dental practice
  • The principles of dental practice management and practice administration in daily practice including the principles of the psychodynamics of dental care, managing decisions and choices of care, quality management, and ethics.
  • Highly developed diagnostic and treatment skills.

In the GPR program are exposed to all aspects of dentistry such as endodontics, geriatrics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthetics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, and orthodontics.

All first-year residents (and second-year residents who did not study at NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine during their first year) take a five-hour introductory methods and materials in research course.

This class covers such topics as:

  • Basic dental informatics and on-line searches
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Critical evaluation of the literature

This aspect of the educational program provides concentrated advanced training in treatment planning, oral medicine, oral pathology, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our core curriculum also includes asynchronous online literature reviews in endodontics, prosthodontics, and sedation and pain control.

Second year (optional) GPR residents  attend a more in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

  • Epidemiology and research methods
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis and practical research design
  • Writing a biomedical paper
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
  • Submitting a paper for publication
  • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair. Interested first-year general dentistry residents may voluntarily participate in a research project.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine residents participate in journal clubs to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the dental literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based oral healthcare.

GPR Curriculum

In addition to the core curriculum, GPR emphasizes holistic dental and medical treatment of the patient. To achieve a deep understanding of comprehensive dental care integrated with medical applications into dentistry, residents participate in rotations in family medicine, anesthesia, and in the emergency room. They receive significant experience in managing in-patients as well as providing dental care in the operating room. Residents at the NYU Lutheran-Sunset Park campus also rotate to nearby NYU Lutheran-affiliated community health centers located in Brooklyn and Augustana nursing home.

Stipend and Fringe Benefits

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine offers its postgraduate trainees generous stipends and fringe benefits which are competitive with other hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.

Facilities

There are 14 dental operatories at the NYU Lutheran-Sunset Park campus and an additional 18 operatories within the NYU Lutheran Family Health Center Network. Each facility has the equipment and supplies necessary to provide comprehensive services in all phases of general dentistry.

Application

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine participates in the PASS/MATCH process. Prospective residents can apply to the GPR program via the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The application deadline is December 3rd. Required supplemental materials include a 2×2 photo, which should be sent directly to the site. Upon acceptance, a final transcript and dental school diploma must be presented.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a U.S. or Canadian dental school and must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examinations.

Dental Residency State Licensure Requirements

State/Territory Resident Licensure Requirement Current Programs
New York "Limited Permit" registration or "Dentist" license AEGD, PEDS, Dent. Anes., GPR,
ENDO, PERIO, OFP, ORTHO, DPH

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