Second-Year General Practice Residency Program in Special Care Dentistry
The special care population consists of patients with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, psychiatric and physical disabilities and complex medical conditions, as well as the geriatric population. While many patients can receive dental care on an outpatient basis, a large number require treatment in the operating room setting.
Due to their complex needs, patients with special needs face considerable difficulties in obtaining dental care. Unfortunately, few dentists are comfortable providing care to this rapidly growing patient population.
The second year GPR at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is an intensive one-year program dedicated to advanced training in providing comprehensive dental care to the special needs population.