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University of California, Los Angeles / General Practice Residency (12 months)



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Evelyn Chung 

        University of California, Los Angeles 

        UCLA School of Dentistry 

        Office of Student Affairs 

        10833 LeConte Ave. Rm. A0-111, CHS 

        Los Angeles, California  90095-1762 

        Phone (Work): 310-825-5889 

        Email: echung@dentistry.ucla.edu 

        State Program located in: California 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: November 1


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? July 1, 2019

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR502

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        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)?: 


      Program Description ↑ 

      The UCLA General Practice Residency Program is a demanding postgraduate certificate program with a major emphasis in hospital dentistry. Aimed at providing advanced training for the general dentist, this program is comprised of rotations that enable its residents to practice all facets of dentistry with the added advantage of working comfortably in a hospital setting and providing care for compromised patients.

      The General Practice Residency Program motivates its residents to be continuous students and to always strive for quality education and self-improvement. With this in mind, the general objectives of the program are to (1) provide residents with the necessary didactic and clinical experiences that will enable them to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive dental care to the broadest possible spectrum of the population; (2) provide advanced training in hospital and operating room procedures, including admission procedures, history and physical evaluation, laboratory evaluation, consultations, emergency care, pre- and post-operative care, and inpatient and outpatient surgery; (3) enhance the graduate’s ability to make sound clinical judgment; (4) provide dental services for segments of the population which are currently underserved, including medically compromised, mentally and physically challenged, pediatric, adult, and geriatric individuals; (5) provide training in quality assurance protocols and risk management techniques; (6) enhance the understanding of and provide experience in practice administration, including communication and management skills; (7) develop the graduate’s ability to critically review the literature; and (8) enhance the graduate’s diagnostic and treatment planning skills. This program also strongly encourages the participation and recruitment of ethnic minority students.

      Residents gain clinical experience and advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry including operative dentistry, removable and fixed prosthodontics, periodontics, prevention, endodontics, oral surgery, and anesthesia and pain control. Upon completion of the training program, residents will (1) serve as the patient's first contact with the dental health care system and facilitate the patient's entry into that system with minimal specialty referral; (2) possess the knowledge and skills to appropriately apply risk assessment techniques and participate in a peer-guided quality assurance program; (3) possess advanced knowledge and skills in all aspects of general dentistry including operative dentistry, removable and fixed prosthodontics, periodontics, prevention, endodontics, oral surgery, anesthesia and pain control, management of the infectious patient, management of the medically compromised patient, management of the frail geriatric patient, and practice management; (4) possess the knowledge and skills to develop appropriate treatment plans that meet the comprehensive dental needs of the patient; (5) possess the knowledge and skills to appropriately supervise auxiliary personnel such as dental assistants, dental hygienists, receptionists, and dental laboratory technicians; (6) develop the necessary clinical judgment to self-assess scientific literature; (7) possess the knowledge and skills to participate in a multidisciplinary treatment team; (8) possess the knowledge and skills to retrieve, review, and assess scientific literature; and (9) possess an understanding of the importance of general dentistry in health care systems.


      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: 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: No

        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

        International Applicants: 0.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $


        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        The interview dates will vary, but will usually consist of 3-4 applicants per interview session that is scheduled for a half day (either in the morning or afternoon). The dates are usually between late November through early January of the following year. Applicants will be notified via email and/or phone. 

      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: 


        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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: 

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 




        Additional Information: 

        Canadian residents accepted to the program will be required to cover the cost of the TN visa which is approximately $2000


        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: