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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland / General Practice Residency (12 months)

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  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Program Director  Craig Spangler, DDS 

        Henderson Dental Center 

        44405 Woodward Ave 

        Pontiac, Michigan  48341 

        Phone (Work): 248-858-3234 


        State Program located in: Michigan 

        Assoc Program Director  David Clark, DDS 

        Henderson Dental Clinic 

        44405 Woodward Ave 

        Pontiac, Michigan  48341 

        Phone (Work): 248-858-3234 


        State Program located in: Michigan 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR733

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Hospital

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion when all the requirements are met. Go to for more information.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The GPR at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a comprehensive program that offers experiences in medical rotations while providing a very broad and deep general dental experence.  Residents spend signficant amounts of time with endodontists, periodontists, pediatric dentists and general dentists learning important diagnostic and treatment skills.  

      We opened and enlarged and renovated clinic in March, 2018 with 5 treatment rooms.  The clinic has all the latest digital imaging, with intraoral and extraoral cameras.  In addition, portable equipment and Nomad radiographic equipment allow general dentistry to be performed in the operating room and any other area of the hospital.

      To learn more about our program, go to and click on the "Careers" tab.   You will select, "Residencies & GME",  "St Joseph Mercy Oakland", then "Residencies in Dentistry."


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: Yes

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: Yes

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        We sponsor two visitations during the application cycle. We will also set up individual appointments to visit our program, if requested. Please see our website for more information about these opportunities. If you are unavailable during those scheduled visitation dates, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Craig Spangler via email: 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interviews will be conducted during the first two weeks of October, in person or via Zoom. 

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: No

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        Must have earned a D.M.D. / D.D.S. Degree at inception of residency program. Degree must be from a U.S. accredited dental school. 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes

        Can be a permanent resident?: No

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: No

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: Will Not be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident

        Additional Information: 

        All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and be a graduate of a CODA accredited, U.S. dental school. 

        Graduates from Canadian dental schools are not considered for candidacy.

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Not Applicable

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

        Additional Information: