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Erie County Medical Center / General Practice Residency (12 months) - Optional 2nd Year

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Rachael Rossitto 

        Erie County Medical Center 

        Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) 

        Dept. of Dentistry 

        462 Grider St. Suite 150 

        Buffalo, New York  14215- 

        Phone (Work): 716-898-1736 


        State Program located in: New York 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: November 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2021

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: GPR593

        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 Residency- Dentistry

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 11

        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 primary goal of the General Dentistry Postgraduate Program at Erie County Medical Center is to prepare our graduates for a career in general practice dentistry. This Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry is a 12- month hospital based  GPR program that is designed to offer a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum in all aspects of dentistry in a hospital based setting.  This program will provide and  the residents a full range of clinical experiences under the direct supervision of the attending dentists supplemented by didactic training in all dental specialties.


      Our mission is to provide each resident with clinical and didactic experiences in all facets of general dentistry including treating patients in a hospital setting.  This includes patients with behavioral management needs, emergency medicine, operating room dentistry, treatment of developmentally and medically compromised patients, trauma management, maxillofacial prosthetics, and exposure to patients with head and neck cancers. The clinical experiences are supported by a structured didactic seminar that encourages critical thinking appropriate to post graduate level education in general dentistry.


      The overall curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to enter into a contemporary practice setting of general dentistry with greater knowledge, skill set, confidence and efficiency above and beyond the training they received in their respective undergraduate dental training programs. Graduates will become more proficient in all aspects of dentistry and equipped to manage medically compromised patients, efficiently assess urgent needs, think critically and perform appropriate treatment.


      This GPR program has been planned in accordance with the guidelines for postdoctoral education of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Accreditation.   Upon completion of the program, the residents receive a certificate in general dentistry.


      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: 

        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: 

        CV can be included with PASS application or emailed seperately to

        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

        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: 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: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: 

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        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: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

        Additional Information: