The General Practice Residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center demonstrates that dentistry is truly an important part of primary care medicine.
Fully approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, it illustrates that successful treatment of diseases of the oral cavity impacts directly on the status of other body systems. The program gives the new graduate a greater insight into the complex mechanisms of the human body through opportunities to work with professional colleagues and to experience and discuss the interrelationships of medicine and dentistry. The GPR is housed in the newly renovated St. Joseph's Primary Care Center, along with the Family Medicine and Transitional Residency programs. The completely redesigned and state-of-the-art facility enhances the educational collaboration between medicine and dental residents for their mutual benefit.
Residents receive a broad experience in all of the specialty areas — from pediatric to geriatric dentistry — that will enable them to treat most patients who present to their offices. The General Practice Residency program provides residents with hands-on training in the Dental Office, which is equipped with 12 operatories. Approximately 280 patients visit the Dental Office at St. Joseph's each week.
The faculty — comprised of dental practitioners from the Central New York dental community — teaches and supervises residents. Attendings precept during all operating hours. The residency program director, who oversees the program, is responsible to the director of medical education at St. Joseph's Hospital. The program also employs a clinical manager and a full staff.
The General Practice Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of American Dental Association.
For more information about St. Joseph's General Practice Residency Program call (315) 448-5536 or email Dr. Matthew Hall.
St. Joseph's participates in both PASS and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program
This program is participating in American Dental Education Association - Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).