Dental Residency Programs

Dental Residency Programs

Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency is a 12-month program located at Dental Clinic 2 on Join Base Lewis-McChord that provides professional post-doctoral training, encompassing closely supervised clinical and didactic experience in all major dental specialties. This program is designed to train competent, productive, efficient clinicians, capable of managing and providing complex multi-disciplinary treatment to a wide array of patients.

Through didactic and clinical training and mentoring in leadership and military skills, participation in the Advanced General Dentistry - 12 month program represents an exceptional opportunity for the recent graduate to develop both as a dentist and as an officer in the United States Army Dental Corps.

Upon graduation, officers are awarded certificates of Graduation for the Advanced General Dentistry - 12 month program and the military occupational specialty designation signifying the additional year of post-graduate training.

Specific questions about the Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Joint Base Lewis-McChord can be directed to the Program Director at (253) 967-4505 or (253) 967-5271.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program is a forty-eight month military postgraduate training program which is fully accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. The residency is based at Madigan Army Medical Center and provides a comprehensive, integrated study of biomedical sciences, clinical medical rotations, and surgical training in the complete scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Upon successful completion of the program, the new graduate becomes eligible to begin the process of becoming certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

A unique military objective of the residency program is to provide the U.S. Army with a surgeon capable of managing acute maxillofacial combat injuries in an austere deployed hospital. Additionally, extensive training in anesthesia prepares the graduate for the additional role of delivering general anesthesia in a combat medical environment.

Training is conducted by board-certified military oral and maxillofacial surgeons with extensive experience and training. Active duty dental corps officers who are interested in applying for residency training should contact their commanders.

Specific questions about the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord can be directed to the Program Director at (253) 968-0367 or (253) 968-1245.

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