Clinical experience is complimented by a series of weekly dental and medical lectures given by the dental and hospital medical staff. Residents may attend, usually at no cost, any continuing education courses and seminars given by organizations such as:
- Seattle Study Club
- Southern New Jersey Dental Society
- West Jersey Medical Society
- New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry
- New Jersey Dental Association
Residents also participate in a physical diagnosis and medical risk assessment course. This lecture-participation course provides experience in the systematic examination and evaluation of a patient's various body systems.
Every fourth week, a resident usually spends two days with the oral surgeons. Since Virtua does not have oral surgery residents, the general practice residents have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of oral surgery including:
- Routine impactions
- Orthognathic surgery
- Pre-prosthetic surgery
- Emergency treatment
- Reconstruction following trauma
In addition to major procedures performed in the operating room, oral surgeons are available to assist in minor procedures done in the Dental Health Center.
Additional Resident Responsibilities