GPR Program Goals

The goals of the GPR program are-

First Year GPR

  • Develop the clinical judgment, diagnostic ability, and clinical skill to provide comprehensive general dentistry.

  • Develop the ability to manage medically complex patients in ambulatory and inpatient settings and appropriately interact with and respond to consults from other services/health care professionals.

  • Develop patient and practice management skills.

  • Develop practitioners with strong ethical and moral understandings, and with an appreciation for the multiple cultures present in our community. Instill the concept of responsibility of community service.

  • Resident education to enable the resident to evaluate the patient’s complete oral health needs, provide a means of entry into the health care system, provide professional general dental care and refer the patient, when indicated, to appropriate specialists while preserving the continuity of care.

  • Offer a broad range of dental services, which can meet the needs of a diverse spectrum of patients, providing patient care including the elderly, handicapped, medically compromised, and hospital-based dentistry.

  • Educate the residents in hospital protocol and procedures through working in the ER, OR, and with physicians and other health professionals. Create a multidisciplinary learning environment, where dental residents both learn from, and teach colleagues.

  • Meet the dental needs of underserved areas, which suffer from limited access to specialty services

Second Year GPR

  • To enhance the resident’s ability to provide more` complex and comprehensive quality restorative dental and oral health services for patients regardless of age and medical condition.

  • Gain proficiency on a higher level in an elective area of dentistry including: implantology, practice management, endodontics, periodontics, maxillofacial surgery.

  • To develop teaching, management and leadership skills, through responsibility in relation to first year dental residents and hospital wide committees.

  • If selected, to further develop proficiency in the use of behavioral methods and administration of pharmacological agents for the comprehensive control of pain and apprehension.

JMC Department of Dentistry/OMFS • 1400 Pelham Parkway South •Building 1, Suite 3NE1• Bronx, NY 10461 • 718.918.3422