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Prisma Health-Midlands / General Practice Residency (12 months)

Residency has changed name to reflect new hospital sponsored name 'PRISMA HEALTH.' 

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  David Hicklin 

        Prisma Health 

        Prisma Health Richland 

        Department of Dentistry 

        10 Richland Medical Park Suite 1A 

        Columbia, South Carolina  29203 

        Phone (Work): 803-434-6621 


        State Program located in: South Carolina 


      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: GPR717

        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 of completion of 12 month general practice residency

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        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)?:  No

      Program Description ↑

      The general practice residency in dentistry at Prisma Health is fully accredited by the American Dental Association. It is a one-year certificate program designed to develop essential clinical skills, attitudes, judgement and abilities related to the comprehensive practice of dentistry. The program also is structured to provide training in the management of medically, physically and mentally compromised patients in a hospital environment. In addition to training in general dentistry, the resident will participate in rotations in anesthesia and emergency medicine.

      Dentists entering this program can expect to receive advanced training in... *Diagnosis and treatment planning *Fixed and removable prosthodontics *Implant dentistry *Restorative dentistry *Endodontics *Periodontics *Conscious sedation *Oral and maxillofacial surgery *Pediatric dentistry

      The residency is clinically oriented with much time devoted to areas of training where limited experience is available in dental school. About 85 percent of the resident's time is spent providing dental care. The remaining time is devoted to medical rotations and various nonclinical didactic experiences. Patient treatment is provided at Prisma Health, Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital, Richland/Lexington County Adult/Children's Dental Clinics and the Columbia Oral Health Clinic. Each of these clinical settings is unique and has a specific emphasis that helps provide the resident with a well-rounded experience. The majority of clinical training occurs at the Prisma Health Richland campus.

      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: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        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: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        October 14, 2022

        October 20, 2022

        October 21, 2022

      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: No

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes

        Can be a permanent resident?: No

        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: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

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

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

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

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

        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: No

        Additional Information: