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Mercy Hospital St. Louis / General Practice Residency (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Stuart Waite 

        Mercy Hospital-St. Louis 

        Mercy Hospital-St. Louis 

        621 S. New Ballas Rd. 

        Suite 10A  

        St. Louis, Missouri  63141- 

        Phone (Work): 314-251-5775 


        State Program located in: Missouri 


      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: GPR567

        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.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

        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 Program sponsored by Mercy Hospital, St. Louis consists of 12 months of advanced training in clinical dentistry conducted primarily within a hospital environment.  The level of instruction is consistent with that of post-graduate training and is designed to expand the scope and depth of the graduates’ knowledge and skills to enable them to provide comprehensive oral health care to a wide range of patients.

      The purpose of the program is to provide the recent dental graduate the opportunity to enhance his/her knowledge of general medicine, oral disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic skills.  This program will provide the opportunity to diagnose and treat oral diseases in medically compromised patients in order to appreciate the relationship between systemic illness and its effects on oral health, as well as better understand the integral and interactive role oral health plays in total health.


      Both didactic and clinical instructions are provided in the various disciplines of dentistry.  This instruction is provided by general practitioners and specialists.  Dental care is provided to both ambulatory and hospitalized patients.  Approximately 60% of the residents’ time is spent in direct delivery of oral health care.

      Off-service rotations may include the following: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Craniofacial team, Head & Neck Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Trauma and General Surgery.  These rotations are intended to provide the resident with a thorough, broad-based educational experience.


      Community service is the foundation of our medical center’s philosophy of care. The Sisters of Mercy are committed to making a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Residents are reminded and exposed to this commitment on many levels and the program is built upon this pledge to serve.

      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: Yes

        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:  $

        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: 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: Yes

        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: 
        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: Not Applicable

        Additional Information: