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Loyola Unversity Dental Residency Programs (Affiliated with Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital)

Dental Medicine, General Practice Residency

  • The General Practice Residency Program is a one-year post-doctoral program leading to a certificate in Hospital Dentistry. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Currently, the program accepts six residents each year. Each resident spends approximately six months in general dentistry based in the Oral Health Center of Loyola University Medical Center. Residents also spend four months at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital; separate rotations in geriatric dentistry and oral surgery are completed. During the remaining months, residents complete scheduled rotations in anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency room at Loyola University Medical Center. The program accepts applications from the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Complete information about the program and application process can be found in the Admissions/Application section.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

  • Our program is a hospital-based residency located at Loyola University Medical Center, a level-one trauma center, in Maywood, Illinois, approximately seven miles west of downtown Chicago. Residents also spend training time at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital; We are a fully-accredited, four-year residency training program. During resident training, residents experience each of the surgical foundations of oral and maxillofacial surgery including: facial trauma, orthognathic, obstructive sleep apnea, pathology with reconstruction, implant, dentoalveolar, and temporomandibular joint surgeries. Residents also gain extensive experience in outpatient sedation with approximately 400 deep sedations yearly.
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