General Practice Residency - Goals

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General Practice Residency - Goals

Unlike Medicine, graduates of an accredited School of Dentistry are not required to complete post-graduation residency programs to practice Dentistry.  Any such program is elective.  The University of Virginia Health System has a 1-2 year General Practice Dental Residency for graduates of dental schools, designed to allow them to expand their clinical knowledge and learn more about treating medically compromised patients.  Our residents comprise part of our clinical staff.  

Residents 2013-14

2013-14 Residents 

The program was established in 1974 and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and it also adheres to the requirements of the Graduate medical Education Committee at the University of Virginia Health System.   

Applicants are selected yearly to fill four positions.  In accordance with University regulations and State and Federal Laws, there is no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color or national origin.

The Department of Dentistry, in coordination with the University of Virginia, School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

All incoming Dentistry Residents must adhere to UVA GME Office and Medical Center Human Resources hiring requirements and GME Office Contract in preparation to begin the GPR program mid June.

By June 1 applicants must have graduated from an ADA accredited School of Dentistry or have completed/received certification/diploma for at least one year of an ADA accredited Advanced Dental Education program in order to comply with licensure requirements for temporary or permanent licensure by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.

The University of Virginia participates/requires application through  PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) ; we do not participate in MATCH.


 Selection is made on the basis of academic performance, experience and extracurricular activities, recommendation and personal interview. For more information or to address further inquiries, contact:

Brian C. Hoard, DDS
Department of Dentistry
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800740,
Charlottesville, VA 22908
E-mail: bch3n@virginia.edu