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General Practice Dental Residency at Summa Health System

Thank you for your interest in the General Practice Dental Residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. Our dental program is located in an institution of Medical and Dental Education comprising 13 residencies, a house staff of 200, a facility of 1,200 beds, and a Level 1 trauma center.

The Center for Dental Health (CDH) is dedicated to resident education using advanced high technology equipment and a strong clinical and academic educational program. The patient population is large enough to provide a wide variety of experiences for both inpatient and outpatient care.

Our GPR is designed to provide in depth clinical experiences in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontal treatment (both surgical and non surgical), pedodontics, prosthodontics (both fixed and removable), cosmetic dentistry (both direct and indirect) using composite and e.max non metalic crowns and veneers, and implant dentistry both surgical and restorative.  Residents treat special needs and medically compromised patients in the operating room every week.  Treatment planning and case presentations are a vital part of resident experiences.  In addition to rotations through cardiology, family medicine and anesthesia, academic lectures are presented by hospital sub specialties.  Complimenting the required dental areas of study, an introduction to the business side of dental practice is presented.  Practice management and stock market concepts are discussed and reviewed using the daily Wall Street Journal.  Also, building patient rapport using humor and magic are stressed.  

All Summa residents have the same benefits and compensation. The many medical rotations which dental residents will experience will provide an education in patient dental care which most recent graduates do not receive in dental school. We welcome you to review our program and include Summa Health System in your future academic and professional plans.


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