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Illinois Masonic Medical Center / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        James Benz, DDS 

        Illinois Masonic Medical Center 

        Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center 

        Department. of Dentistry 

        811 W. Wellington Ave.  

        Chicago, Illinois  60657 


        State Program located in: Illinois 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR536

        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: GPR Certificate

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 9

        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 ↑ 

      Please note: Illinois Masonic has a GPR program and a dental anesthesiology program. This page is for the GPR. The application deadline is September 15th. 


      Mission Statement

      The mission of the Advocate IMMC Dental Residency Program is to prepare residents for the practice of general dentistry through education and exposure to the broadest range of clinical and didactic experiences. The program emphasizes an evidence-based approach to dental treatment through critical review of the dental literature and treatment of underserved populations with limited access to dental care.

      Program Summary

      The GPR program provides dental graduates with advanced training in the diagnosis and delivery of dental treatment to healthy as well as medically compromised and developmentally disabled individuals.  Residents will also learn more complex treatment in all phases of general dentistry.  The program also trains residents to function effectively in various hospital rotations such as emergency medicine, anesthesia, and provide comprehensive dental treatment in the operating room.  Residents will manage in-patient and same-day surgery cases from admission through discharge.


      What makes our GPR program unique is the clinical experience and the evidence-based approach to patient care.  Our residents treat all ages and ethnic groups which provides a wide range of clinical experiences.  We also emphasize treatment of underserved populations.   Many of these patients are treated in the dental clinic under IV sedation, or in the operating room under general anesthesia.  With the 2 operatory fully equipped dental van that travels to areas of the city to treat children, adolescents, the indigent, and geriatric patients, the residents are able to treat a largely underserved population.

      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: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 

        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: Yes

        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:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        All applicants must be able to obtain State of IL Dental licencse.

        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: 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: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must be a graduate of: 

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

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Not Applicable

        Must be proficient in the English language: 

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: 

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: 

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: 

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: 

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: 

        Additional Information: