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VISN 12 - VA Great Lakes Health Care System


Great Lakes General Practice Residency (GPR)

The Great Lakes General Practice Residency (GPR) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The Jesse Brown VA Great Lakes General Practice Residency (GPR) is a one-year post-graduate dental program that is a clinically focused comprehensive hospital general dentistry program, providing training at a level beyond that accomplished in pre-doctoral training. During the one year program, residents will be trained in all aspects of dentistry except pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, including operating room cases, and management of medically complex patients.

The Jesse Brown VA Great Lakes General Practice Residency enrolls residents at three VA locations, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL; Green Bay Milo C. Huempfner VA Health Care Center, Green Bay, WI and Zablocki Milwaukee VAMC in Milwaukee, WI.

Each year, four residents are enrolled at the Jesse Brown VAMC in Chicago, one resident is enrolled at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI and one resident is enrolled at the Milo C. Huempfer VA Health Care Center in Green Bay, WI.

The objective of this Residency is to train hospital dentists. The administration of the program is based around the need for documentation of curriculum, resident evaluations, and the commitment to evaluate the program on a continuing basis as a means of change and improvement. staff dentists, rotation mentors, and the Program Director evaluate residents. The philosophy is to provide the Program Director and staff with a continual flow of information that can be used to improve the program and the individuals involved in it.

The program’s objectives are to graduate residents who are able to:

  • Evaluate, diagnosis, manage and treat ambulatory, non-ambulatory and medically compromised patients through a multidisciplinary oral health care approach.
  • Function effectively within the hospital and other multidisciplinary health care environments.
  • Continually strive to expand their dental knowledge base by critically reviewing literature thereby improving their clinical skills.
  • Appreciate the importance of providing dental resources to the community (i.e. community service).

At the completion of the program, residents are well-trained hospital dentists.

For more information about the General Practice Residency, you may use the “Contact Us” form on the website or directly contact:

Susie Chung, DDS
Director, General Practice Residency in Dentistry
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
M/C 160
820 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

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