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About the Program

Eastman Institute for Oral Health at a Glance

The General Practice Residency (GPR) program aims to train residents to:

  1. Group of residentsAct as primary care providers for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care, providing patient-focused care coordinated by the general practitioners, directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
  2. Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a variety of patients, including those with special needs.
  3. Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
  4. Function effectively within hospital and other health care environments.
  5. Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.
  6. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care, including using critical thinking, evidence- or outcomes-based clinical decision making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  7. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient-centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
  8. Understand community oral health needs and engage in community service.