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Louisiana State University School of Dentistry / General Practice Residency (12 months)

Applicants that are graduates from foreign dental schools are NOT accepted for the LSU GPR program. Applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.  

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Lynda Harhad 

        Louisiana State University School of Dentistry 

        Office of Advanced Education  

        1100 Florida Avenue 

        New Orleans, Louisiana  70119 

        Phone (Work): 504-941-8113 


        State Program located in: Louisiana 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  12 Months, Optional additional 12 months

        Program Number: GPR552

        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: Certificate of GPR Residency and Moderate Sedation Certificate

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 10

        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:  if you are interested in an externship, Please contact the GPR Program Coordinator Ms. Hew ( )

      Program Description ↑ 

      Link to our Web page:

      The General Dentistry Program at the LSU School of Dentistry and affiliated hospitals in the LSU Health Care Services Division (Baton Rouge and New Orleans) is a one-year/optional second-year hospital-based residency. The program offers a unique opportunity for an advanced clinical and didactic experience in a university hospital environment with additional training in the arts and sciences basic to a general dental practice. The objectives of the program are to educate dentists to function as part of a hospital team and to gain competency in diagnosing and rendering comprehensive and preventive dental treatment for the medically compromised patient. A general dentistry certificate is awarded to each resident who successfully completes the program. The primary teaching hospitals are the University Medical Center at New Orleans (UMC) and Our Lady of the Lake regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge (OLOL). Other affiliated teaching institutions are the LSUHSC School of Dentistry (LSUSD)- New Orleans, the LSUHSC School of Medicine- New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's Dental Clinic- New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Rotations are scheduled through the departments of comprehensive care, oral and maxillofacial surgery, general anesthesia, and emergency medicine. Residents are also instructed in hospital protocol and organization. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care is emphasized, including extensive use of the operating room. Residents may also gain experience in teaching pre-doctoral students at LSUSD.

      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): Yes

        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: Yes

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Successful Candidates should submit Official Documents - unofficial documents are acceptable for interview purposes only.

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00

        International Applicants: 0.00

        Other (Please explain)  $ International students are not eligible for this program.

        Additional Information:  $

        Please send the following Supplemental Items to the program:

        • $50.00 Processing fee
        • 2x2 photo
        • Official dental school transcripts
        • Official Pre-dental (undergrad) transcripts
        • Official NBDE scores
        • CV

        Effective July 22, 2021,  applicants  can make electronic payments.  Please click on the link


        Additional Information

        Must have successfully completed both NBDE Parts I and II or INDBE before May 1st prior to entering the program July 1st.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interviews will be held as needed, usually in 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: 

        Must have passed both NBDE Part 1 and 2 or the INDBE by May 1st prior to entering the program July 1st.


        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: No

        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: Will Not be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident

        Additional Information: 

        Applicants should be graduates of ADA CODA Accredited Dental Schools.

        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: 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 should be graduates of ADA CODA Accredited Dental Schools.