The General Practice Residency (GPR) is a one-year program based at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey (SJUMC). The program is fully accredited by the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and the next accreditation site visit is now scheduled for 2023.
Four residents per year are selected from a large applicant pool that spans across the United States and Canada. The program is designed to train residents to become fully competent general practitioners. Training is provided in physical diagnosis, medical risk assessment, and emergency management. Residents treat a large volume of medically complex patients and healthy patients with the full spectrum of oral health needs. The Department of Dentistry at SJUMC sponsors two other advanced education programs: a four-year oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residency and a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry. Residents gain valuable experience working closely with OMFS and pediatric residents and faculty, participating in team management of implant patients and a collaborative approach to the care of maxillofacial trauma. Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience, faculty members represent every discipline of dentistry and are well-trained and experienced clinicians/educators.
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is part of St. Joseph’s Health, the premier Catholic Health System in New Jersey. St. Joseph’s has the fifth busiest Emergency Department in the US, is a regional trauma center, includes a state-designated Children’s Hospital, and is home to the Regional Craniofacial Center, New Jersey’s busiest cleft palate/craniofacial team.