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Rhode Island Hospital/Samuels Sinclair Dental Center / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Elizabeth G. Benz 

        Rhode Island Hospital 

        Samuels Sinclair Dental Center 

        593 Eddy St.  

        Providence, Rhode Island  02903 

        Phone (Work): 401-444-7195 


        State Program located in: Rhode Island 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/13

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR530

        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: 3

        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)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:  Please contact Beverly Baker at 401-444-7195 or to request more information about shadowing and observation experiences.

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Joseph S. Sinclair General Practice Residency at the Samuels Sinclair Dental Center opened in 2006. The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is located on the campus of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region.

      The dental center is home to Rhode Island Hospital’s Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. There are three resident positions available for the 12-month program.

      Rotations and clinical experience provide diverse educational experiences. The residents will rotate through Rhode Island Hospital’s departments of anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Hasbro Children’s Hospital provides experience in pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric anesthesia, and pediatric sedation. During these rotations the residents gain experience with physical diagnosis, dental and hospital admissions, conscious and IV sedation, and learn a multi-disciplinary approach to dental care.  Residents also have the opportunity to rotate through private practice locations in general dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.  They also have the opportunity to partake in craniofacial surgeries with the multidisciplinary craniofacial team.

      Residents participate in an extensive academic program in addition to their clinical experiences. These academic opportunities include patient care conferences, seminars and lectures by Samuels Sinclair Dental attending faculty and other dental professionals from the region, grand round presentations offered through the Lifespan hospital network, continuing education programs sponsored by the Rhode Island Dental Association, Providence Dental Study Club (a chapter of the Seattle Study Club), and other community services and advocacy programs on the state and local levels. In addition, residents will gain teaching experience with medical residents and Brown University medical students.

      The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center opened its doors in 1931 with a mission to ensure children whose parents could not afford to pay would be provided with adequate dental care. In addition to providing dental care to children, we are the primary dental provider for patients of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Furthermore, we provide dental care to a large fee-for-service adult patient population.

      The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is Rhode Island’s oldest dental practice and one of the first in the country to provide comprehensive dental care within a hospital setting. We see dental referrals from various clinics (transplant, oncology, hematology, and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery) in the hospital and from the emergency room and internal medicine teams. We provide comprehensive treatment including preventive, diagnostic, restorative, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and emergency dental services.

      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: 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: 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: 

        The program will need official copies of undergraduate and dental school transcripts and a 2x2 photo submitted via the PASS application.  We will accept, but not require ADAT scores this application cycle.

        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:  $

        Once we have reviewed your appication, we will contact you if there are any additional materials needed.  

        Additional Information

        Must graduate from a CODA approved dental school in the US or Canada. 

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interviews will take place on a rolling basis September through October, usually on a Monday or Friday.

      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: 

        We prefer NBDE Part 2 to be passed by time of application, however it is not required.  Completion is required by time of enrollment if accepted.  


        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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

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

        Other - Contact the program

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Yes

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

        Additional Information: 

        Applicants must have graduated from a CODA approved dental school in the US or Canada.