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Summa Health System / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Elaine Markowski 

        Summa Health Dental Center 

        Summa Health System 

        75 Arch Street 

        Suite 303 

        Akron, Ohio  44304 

        Phone (Work): 330-375-6616 


        State Program located in: Ohio 

        Dr.  Robert Zavodny 

        Summa Health Dental Center 

        Summa Health System 

        75 Arch Street 

        Suite 303 

        Akron, Ohio  44304 

        Phone (Work): 330-375-6616 


        State Program located in: Ohio 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: February 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/23

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR531

        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 of Satisfactory Completion

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 8

        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 ↑ 

      By completing this residency, residents will learn how to provide holistic care to patients in a hospital setting. Residents will have exposure to a diverse patient population and a variety of patient cases, which helps them learn to better manage their time as they progress through the year. Residents have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from many general dentists and specialists, including oral surgeons, endodontists, and periodontists. Residents will act as a primary oral healthcare provider and gain experience in providing emergency & comprehensive oral healthcare, obtaining informed consent, functioning within interdisciplinary healthcare teams, providing patient-focused care, providing health education, and engaging in disease prevention activities.

      Our residency program is flexible to align with the goals and interests of each individual resident. If residents have an interest in a particular area of dentistry, they can work with the program directors to align their experience with their professional goals.

      Our GPR is designed to provide in depth clinical experiences in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontal treatment (both surgical and non surgical), prosthodontics (both fixed and removable), and cosmetic dentistry (both direct and indirect) using composite and e.max non-metallic crowns and veneers. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to assist in the placement and restoration of implants.  Residents treat special needs and medically compromised patients in the operating room every week.  Treatment planning and case presentations are a vital part of resident experiences.  In addition to rotations through cardiology, family medicine, geriatric medicine, and anesthesia, academic lectures are presented by hospital sub-specialties. 

      The medical rotations our dental residents experience provide an education in patient dental care which most recent graduates do not receive in dental school. We welcome you to review our program and include Summa Health System in your future academic and professional plans.

      To do so, please visit our website: 

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

        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: 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: No

        Additional Information: 

        Eligibility for our program is contingent on (1) graduating from an ADA-accredited dental school, (2) meeting all Summa Health pre-employment requirements, and (3) receiving passing INBDE or NBDE scores. Please submit proof of a passing score to the program no later than March 15 of the year in which you plan to begin residency.

        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: 

        Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday afternoons in September, October, and November.

      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: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        Please submit INBDE or NBDE Part 2 scores to program prior to March 15, 2022.


        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: 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: Other - Contact the program

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident

        Additional Information: 

        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: