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Northwest Dental Residency

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Refine and enhance your skills in general dentistry. Develop your understanding of recent clinical advancements. Provide a valuable service for underserved populations. Practice in active, well-equipped clinics. Experience the Pacific Northwest, with its natural beauty and unlimited recreational opportunities.

Northwest Dental Residency offers a one-year residency beginning July 1 and continuing through June 30. You will be part of busy, challenging practices that serve people living in the Washington state communities of Yakima, Toppenish, Grandview, Chelan and Wenatchee.

You will work with an energetic faculty consisting of general practice dentists and specialists, gaining experience in endodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, sedation techniques, restorative dentistry and oral surgery.

For complete information about this residency program please visit: www.aegdnorthwest.org .

Program Overview

Northwest Dental Residency offers a one-year residency beginning July 1 and continuing through June 30. You will be part of busy, challenging practices that serve people living in the Washington state communities of Yakima, Toppenish, Grandview, Chelan and Wenatchee.

You will work with an energetic faculty consisting of general practice dentists and specialists, gaining experience in endodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, sedation techniques, restorative dentistry and oral surgery.

Our residents work with a variety of patients, including those who are medically compromised, phobic patients and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Along with practicing in an established dental clinic, each resident receives a one-week rotation of pediatric dentistry and various clinical experiences emphasizing specific aspects of dentistry beyone what you receive in your daily clinical sessions. You will provide dental care to those in our community with the greatest need on a daily basis. Plus, you will attend didactic sessions that focus on a variety of topics advancing your knowledge and abilty to practice dentistry.

Program Goals

  • Provide residents didactic and clinical experiences that will enable them to provide comprehensive dental care to a broad-based population, including special patient groups such as children, adults, medically compromised patients, special-needs patients, and those who are financially challenged.
  • Provide residents with an understanding of practice in rural communities, with an emphasis on public health and cultural competency.
  • Provide residents with training in quality assurance protocols, ethics and risk management techniques.
  • Enhance the graduate's ability to make sound clinical judgments in arriving at a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Provide both didactic and clinical training in practice-management skills to prepare the resident to become a productive member of the dental profession.

Who are the patients?

The patient population varies by program site, but can be broadly defined as low-income and underserved patients of all ages. Our patients are primarily Hispanic, Spanish-speaking migrant/seasonal farm workers and their family members. However, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics serve patients from a wide variety races, ethnicities, and cultures. The patients served at our clinics often cannot access dental care anywhere else. Only 6% of patients have private dental insurance. Nearly 8 out of every 10 patients seen by residents live in extreme poverty - less than $21,200 annual household income for a family of four.

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained through the ADEA PASS website.

Please visit the PASS website for additional information for applying through that program.

PASS
1400 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

ADEA Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-353-2237
(202) 289-8702

Qualifications

Northwest Dental Residency's AEGD program is open to graduates of accredited U.S. dental schools and to qualified internationally trained dental graduates. (See PASS for specific program requirements.) Candidates must possess a DDS or DMD degree (or equivalent) prior to beginning the program.

The Northwest Dental Residency program believes in the right to wellness for all in a comprehensive, preventative approach to health. We value cultural diversity and teamwork; we respect the dignity of our clients, patients and residents. The selection process for the NDR program is in full compliance with federal, state and local non-discrimination policies. All candidates are judged according to the merits of their own application package.

Stipends and Benefits

Residents receive an annual stipend of $43,000 and an additional $3,000 housing allowance. All residents receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, liability coverage, vacation and sick day allowances.