Curriculum

Curriculum

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PGY-1 OBJECTIVES

Carilion Clinic's General Practice Residency Program strives to graduate professionals who can manage the delivery of comprehensive oral health care to a diverse population of ambulatory and hospitalized patients.

Upon completion of our dental residency program residents will be:

  1. Knowledgeable in the delivery of OR dentistry.
  2. Able to provide emergency dental care.
  3. Able to provide hospital in-patient consultation.
  4. Cognizant of concerns related to dental care for the medically compromised, disabled/special needs, phobic and geriatric patients.
  5. To graduate professionals, who are able to consult with health professionals and understand the implications of systemic disease and chronic medical conditions in treatment of the dental patient.
  6. Able to recognize and address medically relevant components of patient history.
  7. Conversant in medical terminology and communicate effectively with health care providers.
  8. Able to write accurate and concise medical consultations in patient records.
  9. To advance the residents knowledge and clinical ability in the management, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of complex restorative cases utilizing technologies that are components of contemporary general dentistry.
  10. Knowledgeable in clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of advanced dental cases.
  11. Able to present treatment options to patients taking into account their diverse needs.
  12. Cognizant of concerns related to complex dental cases and understand the role of the specialist and referrals.
  13. To advance the residents knowledge and clinical ability in physical assessment.
  14. Knowledgeable in medical risk assessment and preoperative evaluation.
  15. Able to record and interpret a medical history.
  16. Able to interpret and perform a physical examination and understand the terms and techniques (inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation).
  17. Knowledgeable in laboratory studies and diagnostic tests for systemic disease.
  18. To advance the resident's knowledge and clinical ability in techniques used for pain and anxiety control including oral and intravenous sedation techniques.
  19. Able to evaluate and assess pain and anxiety relevant to the dental setting.
  20. Conversant in pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques to manage pain and anxiety.
  21. Able to discuss the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for pain management as well as the precautions, indications, contraindications and adverse reactions.
  22. Familiar with several different techniques to deliver local anesthesia.
  23. Able to list and discuss advantages and disadvantages of enteral and parenteral sedation.
  24. Able to administer enteral and parenteral sedation in a safe & effective manner and knowledgeable in the prevention, recognition and management of associated complications.
  25. Aware of the abuse potential, occupational hazards associated with pain medications.
  26. Able to describe and demonstrate the technique of venipuncture.
  27. Able to manage a protocol for emergencies in the dental office and list and discuss emergency drugs and equipment required for management of life-threatening situations.
  28. Conversant on the principles of advanced cardiac life support.
  29. To develop practitioners with the ability to critically review the scientific literature and have the potential to give back to the profession as educators/practitioners.
  30. Able to critically review the scientific literature that applies to the practice of clinical dentistry.
  31. Inclined to give back to the profession through involvement in the education of future professionals.
  32. Train professionals who utilize self assessment and strive for self improvement in all aspects of patient care.
  33. Able to critically self assess and implement improvement in all aspects of clinical practice.
  34. Monitor own practices in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding the practice of clinical dentistry.
  35. To graduate professionals who understand the essentials of practice administration and utilize a team approach to working with auxiliaries and dental laboratories.
  36. Able to enter the private practice setting with an understanding of the structure and finances.
  37. Able to utilize auxiliary personnel effectively.
  38. Conversant in patient case management with laboratory technicians.
  39. To graduate professionals who have served the community and provided care to the underserved / disadvantaged / low socioeconomic populations.
  40. Able to discuss the issue of socioeconomic barriers to care and know of services available to enhance access.
  41. Understanding of physical and mental conditions that limit care and approaches to management.
  42. Knowledgeable on providing screening exams in the community setting.
  43. Experience a post-doctoral program of clinical and hospital dentistry in a dynamic learning environment that meets the professional and educational needs of the new dentist.
  44. Able to expect a satisfactory overall educational experience.

ADDITIONAL PGY-2 OBJECTIVES (SECOND YEAR OPTIONAL)

To provide a postdoctoral experience in dental education and administration.

On program completion residents will be:

  1. Experienced in leadership.
  2. Knowledgeable in the administration and educational techniques used in didactic and clinical dental education.
  3. To graduate professionals experienced in the management of complex restorative cases.
  4. Knowledgeable in clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of complex dental cases.
  5. Able to present treatment options to patients taking into account their diverse needs.
  6. Cognizant of concerns related to complex dental cases and understand the role of the specialist and referrals.
  7. Graduate professionals with advanced specialty training in a selected area of interest.
  8. More experienced in the clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of cases in selected specialty area.
  9. More knowledgeable in the literature and teachings of selected specialty area.