GPR - Program Objectives
Dental Care Delivery
  • Develop confidence, efficiency and technical knowledge in dentistry
  • Learn in hospital, community, and dental practice settings.
  • Learn dental business and practice building skills including OSHA standards, scheduling, marketing, insurance, record keeping, and financial arrangements, and legal issues.
  • Recognize and diagnose oral diseases based on patient complaints diagnostic data, laboratory data, and consultations with other health professionals.
  • Learn assessment, treatments and alternatives, and prevention strategies
  • Diagnose patients with complex needs
  • Master the integration of multiple dental disciplines
  • Develop treatment plans for patients with special needs and create modifications to plan as needed
  • Learn multiple rotary endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontic methods and materials.
  • Learn removable and fixed prosthodontics including implant restorations
  • Learn techniques to enhance patient's facial esthetics
  • Treat minor occlusal abnormalities and arch space problems with space maintainers and other orthodontic appliances
  • Perform procedures and behavior management on pediatric patients
  • Learn how to provide dental care as part of an inter-professional health care team
  • Learn about operating room and in-office general anesthesia and sedation techniques
  • Make referrals to and obtain consultations from professional colleagues for treatment of dental, medical, psychological, and social problems presented by dental patients
  • Obtain and interpret clinical and other diagnostic data from dental professionals and other health care providers
  • Use clinical, medical, and pathology laboratories
  • Learn to anticipate and prevent medical emergencies that may occur during treatment Trauma and emergencies
  • Learn how to perform physical examinations and assess traumatic injuries
  • Provide care and management of patients with infections, extra-oral, and complex oral-facial emergencies.
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