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General Practice Residency (GPR)

The residency is designed to extend the graduate's capability to perform all phases of general dentistry in either private practice or hospital settings.

Faculty

Ted P. Raybould, D.M.D., Professor and Program Director, Kentucky Clinic
John B. Burt, D.M.D., Associate Professor, Kentucky Clinic
Robert Henry, D.M.D., Associate Professor, VA Medical Center
Ali Miremami , D.M.D., VA Medical Center
Regina Hatfield , D.M.D., VA Medical Center
Eric T. Demann, D.M.D., Associate Professor, Kentucky Clinic
Howard G. Arvin , D.M.D., VA Medical Center
C. Shannon Fraley, D.M.D., Assistant Professor, Kentucky Clinic South
Travis Green, DMD, Assistant Professor, VA Medical Center
Charles Rolph, DMD, private practice periodontist

Residents

Dr. Danielle Burton
Dr. Hemina Desai
Dr. Bryan Hoang
Dr. Neda Schroeder
Dr. Alexander Silvia
Dr. Joshua Stratton
Dr. Weldon Thurman
Dr. Megan Whitt

Overview of Clinical Experiences

• Four off service rotations (one month each) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Anesthesia, Internal Medicine and St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, KY
• Pediatric Dental Rotation
• Off-site Rotations
• At-home, After Hours Emergency Call Service
• Focus of program management of medically, mentally and physically complex
• Operating Room Experience
• Core Didactics including Conscious Sedation
• Clinical experience in Inhalation, P.O. and I.V. Conscious Sedation.
• Full scope of general dentistry from restorative, fixed and removable partial dentures to endodontics, periodontics and minor oral surgical procedures, implant placement and restoration

Percent of Resident's Time Spent:
Didactic Experience     10%
Clinical Experience     85 - 90%
Research     0 - 5%

Accreditation

The combined 52 week UK/VA General Practice Residency in Dentistry is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312.440.4653 or 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Rotations

Off-site rotations are available including those in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia, Pediatric Dentistry, and Medicine, rotation to private practice periodontal clinic, and rotation to St. Claire Medical Center Dental Clinic in Morehead, KY.

Stipend

A stipend is available to General Practice residents. It is established by the University Hospital and is the same for medical residents.

Faculty

Three UKCD general dentists serve as the full-time attending program faculty. Six additional UKCD faculty and V.A. staff dentists serve as full- and part-time faculty. Numerous other dentists and physicians participate in seminars and fulfill special program roles.

Facilities

Dental facilities are located in an 11-chair general dentistry clinic in a modern, primary care facility called the Kentucky Clinic situated in the Medical Center and in dental clinics at the two Lexington Veterans Administration Hospitals, as well as in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead KY.

Clinical/Research Activity

The General Practice Residency program has approximately 32,000 patient visits per year. There are opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical research. While these are limited for first year residents, second year residents are encouraged to become involved in research.