GPR Program Goals

The goals of the GPR program are-

First Year GPR

  • Develop the clinical judgment (outcomes-based clinical decision making), technology-based information retrieval, diagnostic ability, and clinical skill to provide comprehensive general dentistry.

  • Develop the ability to manage medically compromised hospital 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 sensitivities, and with an appreciation for the multiple cultures present in our community. Instill the concept of responsibility of community service.

  • Develop ethical, moral and empathetic practitioners with an appreciation of multiculturalism.
     

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.