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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Director  Ashley McMillan 


        4301 W. Markham 

        Slot 624 

        Little Rock,, Arkansas  72205 

        Phone (Work): 501-686-8089 


        State Program located in: Arkansas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/14

        Length of Program:  12-24 months

        Program Number: GPR740

        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: Certificate

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 6

        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 UAMS General Practice Residency (GPR) program is a full-time program with up to six total resident positions. The first year consists of 12 months of advanced dental education running from mid-June through June 30 of the following year. At the successful completion of the GPR program, each resident will receive a Certificate of Completion. An optional second year is available for residents wishing to pursue additional hospital and operating room based dental training.

      Residents spend 10 months of the year at the UAMS Oral Health Clinic where they provide hands-on treatment to ambulatory and hospitalized patients. A private practice environment is maintained throughout the program to assist the recent dental school graduate in the transition from academics to “real world dentistry”. Emphasis is placed on providing comprehensive dental care including fixed and removable prosthodontics, implant placement and restoration, endodontic therapy, periodontal therapy, oral surgery, advanced esthetic restorative techniques, digital dentistry and minor orthodontics. Residents gain extensive experience in evaluating medically compromised patients and providing dental consultations for various hospital services. Residents will also become well versed in providing dental clearance for medically necessary procedures including head and neck radiation, joint replacement, solid organ transplant, stem cell transplant and cardiovascular surgery.

      Residents rotate at UAMS in Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology and Anesthesia. Each resident also rotates at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) for their Pediatric and Special Needs Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery rotations.  Over the course of the year, residents spend twelve days at the UAMS 12th Street Health and Wellness Center and Harmony Health Clinic to focus on community dentistry. 

      An optional second year is also available to residents who wish to receive additional training in sedation, implantology, simple orthodontics, and other advanced training tailored to the resident’s interests. This second year will focus heavily on providing care to patients in an operating room. Roughly one third of this time is spent at ACH and the rest will be in the UAMS Oral Health Clinic.

      The GPR is a postdoctoral educational program designed to provide essential skills, attitudes, and abilities related to the contemporary practice of advanced general dentistry, with emphasis on total patient-centered care.  The program provides the recent graduate the opportunity to augment his/her knowledge of oral disease and his/her diagnostic and therapeutic skills 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): Yes

        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: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        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: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Submission of a written essay is required.

        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: 

      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: No

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        Must have DDS or DMD, and show completion of a patient based licensure exam prior to starting program in June, 2023.


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: No

        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: 

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 

        Additional Information: 

        Must have completed a four year, fully CODA accredited, North American dental school program.  Must have current BLS certification before start of program.

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        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: