San Francisco VA Health Care System
General Practice Residency (GPR) Program

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The General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center is a one year advanced training program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The curriculum is designed to broaden the expertise of the general dentist in all the dental disciplines, manage medically compromised patients, and gain familiarity with hospital protocol and procedures including the treatment of inpatient and same day surgery patients.

The program emphasizes clinical training in oral medicine, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, restorative and implant dentistry. In addition, there are rotation assignments in anesthesia and emergency medicine.

Within the scope of the program, the dental residents advance their knowledge in the understanding and care of the medically compromised patient. This is achieved through review of each patient's medical history with a staff mentor, medical risk reviews on specific medical conditions, grand rounds, and formal case presentations.