The dental resident will enhance his/her knowledge and skills in all phases of dentistry through clinical and didactic training. Advanced experience and knowledge is gained in all of the disciplines of dentistry such as endodontics, implants, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, and restorative dentistry.
The clinical activities take place at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. The majority of the resident’s time is spent at the VA dental clinic performing comprehensive dentistry on ambulatory outpatients with supervision from full and part-time faculty.
The patients treated by the general practice residents often present with complex dental treatment needs that require expertise in many dental disciplines to appropriately diagnose and treat. These patients also have a wide range of medical conditions that need to be considered prior to treatment.
Training and experience in medicine and dental specialties is gained during off-service rotations such as Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. The interaction during these rotations with physicians and other health care professionals in the hospital setting is a valuable experience.
The didactic portion of the program includes weekly and monthly seminars by VA faculty, webinars, and courses in advanced cardiac life support, physical diagnosis and conscious sedation.
For more information about the Lebanon VA Medical Center and the General Practice Residency in Dentistry program, please review our brochure.
The program’s admission criteria include:
- Be a graduate (DDS or DMD) of an ADA accredited dental school
- Participation in National Match Program along with completed resident application VA form 10-2850b
- Dental school transcripts, grade point average, and class standing
- National board scores
- CV, resume, or biographical sketch
- Three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty
- Photograph (optional)
The selection process is designed to be unbiased. All completed applications are considered for residency positions. The Residency Selection Committee will evaluate each applicant based on the above criteria and personal interview. Applicants are ranked in order based on the total score each receives. The applicants receiving the highest scores are offered residency positions.
The deadline for a completed application is October 15 of the year preceding requested appointment.
Alfred S. Jaskulski, DMD
Dental Service (340)
Lebanon VA Medical Center
1700 S. Lincoln Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel: (717) 272-6621 x4768