General Practice Residency Interim Program Director: James Burk, D.D.S. 585-546-7501 Open to US/Canadian trained dentists One-year certificate program Eleven applicants accepted each year Admission requirements The General Practice Residency program is a graduate program of the Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester. We provide service within the realm of total patient care at our Downtown Rochester site, Strong Memorial (SMH) and Highland hospitals (HH). Dr. Maricelle Abayon, Assistant Program Director Program Details Course Listing Competencies and Rotations Learn How to Apply Program Goals and Objectives Act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced dental treatment modalities. Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a variety of patients including those with special needs. 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. Function effectively within the hospital and other health care environments. Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision making, and technology-based information retrieval systems. Practice professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity. Understand community oral health needs and engage in community service. These goals are evaluated quarterly through multiple resident evaluation tools and through an end-of-year questionnaire. Additionally, periodic surveys of recent graduates will be used to supplement the data. These data are reviewed by the program director and faculty, and appropriate actions are taken. Degree Granting Programs The two-year General Practice Residency program can be combined with various research-training grants and/or a Masters of Science or Masters of Public Health. Research There are many research opportunities through the Eastman Department of Dentistry and the University of Rochester. Research activities can be combined with graduate degree programs, grants, or as an additional residency experience. We encourage all of our residents to have some research activities; however, the two-year program lends itself to a fuller research experience. Clinical Assignments and Dental Clinics Oral Medicine Family Medicine Downtown Site, Strong Memorial Hospital, and Highland Hospital The assignments comprise comprehensive clinical care in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. All residents, when not on outside rotations, are assigned to the Downtown, Strong Memorial and Highland hospital clinics. During this time the residents provide comprehensive care to scheduled patients. Members of attending staff are present at all times. Specialist supervision is provided on scheduled days. Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) Each resident will spend approximately three weeks during the year treating patients at MCH, an affiliate of Strong Memorial Hospital, which provides extended care for the handicapped, chronically ill and aged. Operating Room General Dentistry Residents will assist staff who admit patients for treatment in the operating room under general anesthesia. Oral Surgery Residents will rotate under supervision of oral surgery residents in the admission and care of oral surgery patients, and will assist in the operating room. Pediatric Dentistry Residents will assist the pediatric attending staff, who admit patients for treatment in the operating room under general anesthesia. Faculty Maricelle Abayon, D.M.D., M.S. Daniel Barletta, D.D.S. Sue Anne Barron, D.D.S. Patrick Bastow, D.D.S. John Belbas, D.D.S Carmen Benitez, D.D.S. James Burk, D.D.S. Christopher Calnon, D.D.S. Patricia Carlson, D.D.S., M.P.H. Joseph DiDonato, M.S., D.D.S., M.B.A. Sharon Elad, D.M.D., M.S.c Joseph Fantuzzo, D.D.S., M.D. Wayne Lipschitz, D.D.S. Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S. David Ramjattansingh, D.D.S. Yanfang Ren, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H. James Romano, D.D.S., M.P.H. Kenneth Ronzo, D.D.S. Keith Sanger, D.D.S. Ralph Saunders, D.D.S., M.S. Matthew Schwedfeger, D.D.S. Tejal Shastri, D.D.S., M.P.H. Richard Speisman, D.D.S. Nirmala Tasgaonkar, D.D.S., M.S. Gene Watson, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.