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Truman Medical Center - Lakewood / General Practice Residency (12 months)



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Matthew Tinnel 

        Truman Medical Center 

        Truman Medical Center - Lakewood 

        Dept. of Dentistry 

        7900 Lee's Summit Rd.  

        Kansas City, Missouri  64139- 

        Phone (Work): 816-404-6893 

        Email: matthew.tinnel@tmcmed.org 

        State Program located in: Missouri 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: December 15


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  12-24 months

        Program Number: GPR725

        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 in hospital dentistry

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        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 ↑ 

      Our program is a well balanced hospital based dental program.  We operate a very busy clinic that has over 23,000 patient visits in a normal year.  We see patients from 4 years old to 100+. About 60% of our patients are Medicaid recipients with most of the remaining patients a mixture of traditional dental insured and dental managed care plans (other than Medicaid).   Residents gain experience in all phases of dentistry except orthodontics.  We have consultants in every specialty except orthodontics.  Our strongest ares are oral surgery and endodontics, followed by implants and prosthetics.  Our weakest is periodontics.  Residents place an average of 6-10 implants during the year and provide dental treatment in the operating room to 6 or more patients during the year.  We provide instruction and experience in Moderate Sedation.  This will qualify residents to apply for certification in Missouri and some other states.   Each resident can select a "teaching case" that allows the patient significant discounts.  This gives the resident the opportunity to experience a complex treatment plan.  Due to the large amount of patient visits we can allow a resident to concentrate on certain dental specialty procedures if desired.


      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: 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: No

        Additional Information: 


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 0.00

        International Applicants: 0.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $


        Additional Information

        None

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Monday through Thursday late September through early January.

      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: 


        Background

        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: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        Additional Information: 


        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: Not Applicable

        Additional Information: