Residency ProgramsGeneral Practice Dentistry
Conferences & Presentations
Opportunities to learn through conferences, meetings and presentations to faculty and fellow residents complement the clinical experience you will gain in the General Practice Residency Program.
Our volunteer clinical instructors, who are general practitioners, as well as specialists, faculty and guests, conduct seminars on an extensive range of subjects. Treatment planning is an integral part of the training process, as well as didactic and clinical experience in all of the areas of dentistry. Resident treatment planning presentations help to develop diagnostic and sequence of therapy skills as well as confidence in presenting treatment plans to patients.
Residents will do case presentations in seminars as part of the periodontal, advanced restorative dentistry and implant programs. They will also discuss treatment options with patients. These activities will hone the residents’ communication skills and confidence.
Department meetings and seminars are scheduled so that residents can make presentations on subjects that are interesting to them. Recent topics include dental ergonomics, pulpotomy drugs, platform switching, lasers in dentistry and ceramic systems. The presentation is also presented in written form with an accompanying bibliography.
A journal club meets monthly where you will have the opportunity to discuss articles in the contemporary literature.
Residents attend the three dinner meetings of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration as well as its all-day meeting where nationally known speakers present. They also attend selected all-day programs sponsored by the Delaware State Dental Society and other organizations.