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Hampton VA Medical Center

General Practice Residency in Dentistry

Discipline Focus of Residency Program

Anesthesiology
The residents will participate in the delivery of general anesthesia and local/sedation anesthesia to American Association of Anesthesiology Physical Status I, II, and III patients. Emphasis will be placed on airway management, intravenous infusions and basic pharmacological agents; performance of preoperative assessments and evaluations on assigned patients; and post anesthetic review of patients with whom they have been associated with during rotation. Learning activities will include assignment of patients from the same day operative schedule, preoperative assessment and evaluation under the supervision of a physician, administration of general anesthesia and local/sedation anesthesia under the continuous supervision of a nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist, and assigned readings by a staff anesthesiologist.

Medicine
Residents will spend 4 weeks to fulfill ADA requirements in medicine in both outpatient and inpatient services.   The residents will report to the appropriate Medical Service for assignment to a physician and medical unit. They will be expected to do medical histories and physical diagnosis under the direct supervision of a staff physician.

General Surgery Operating Rooms
Assignment of residents to Surgical Service for instructions and training in operating room (O.R.) procedures, techniques, and draping will be carried out. 

Oral Surgery
Assignment to the Oral Surgery section affords the resident the opportunity to participate in practically all types of oral surgery under the supervision of the oral surgery staff in the oral surgery operatories. The residents will alternate on-call duties every other week for emergency care with staff as back up.

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Oral Diagnosis
A complete examination of the head and neck along with the oral cavity are performed and indicated radiographs and diagnostic mounted casts are made for proper diagnosis. Special emphasis is placed on soft tissue examination of the oral cavity for detection of malignant and premalignant lesions. Occlusion and temporomandibular joint examinations are performed on patients and proper treatment is employed when indicated. Periodontal screening examinations and charting is performed on all patients and treatment instituted as indicated. Residents are responsible for obtaining and recording an accurate history and the correlation of dental treatment planning with the medical status of the patient. Residents will be shown a treatment planning and treatment sequencing technique for all their comprehensive care patients following sound practice management principles.

Periodontics
Full time and consultant faculty will give instruction in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Emphasis is placed on early diagnosis and treatment, surgical intervention, and maintenance. All restorative dentistry cases will be periodontally stable before treatment is initiated.

Endodontics
Residents will be trained in practical diagnosis and treatment sequencing of endodontic emergencies.  The residents will be provided training in advanced endodontic techniques.  Residents will perform endodontic rotary instrumentation utilizing the Profile system.  The resident may also perform advanced obturation techniques utilizing warm gutta percha and thermoplastic materials.
 
Restorative Dentistry
The residents will develop their skills and proficiency in various procedures of restorative dentistry with proficiency in the utilization of chair side assistants. Modern materials and procedures will be available for patient care. Attending staff is available for consultation during all patient care sessions.

Prosthodontics
The resident will carry out all phases of prosthetic dentistry. Instructions on cases will include diagnosis, mouth preparation, mounted diagnostic casts, and the use of articulators in both complete and partial, fixed or removable, dentures. The resident will perform all clinical steps from the initial impression through final adjustment of the dentures. Advanced prosthodontic cases include full porcelain inlays, onlays and crowns, as well as osseointegrated implants.

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Hampton VA Medical Center

Hampton VA Medical Center
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA 23667

Phone: (757) 722-9961

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