General Practice Residency
The General Practice Residency (GPR) Program is a 12-month certificate program with an optional second-year.
Graduates of the GPR program have gone onto private practices in general dentistry, continued with advanced dental training, run hospital-based and community dental programs, work for the military and veterans affairs medical centers, taken federal government administrative positions, and obtained full and part-time academic positions in dental schools.
The educational program includes rotations to specialized sites affiliated with the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals. The primary clinical training sites for the program include the dental services of the UNC Hospitals, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and the Orange County Health Department in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Additional rotations during the first year of the program include two weeks each with Medicine and Anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham and UNC Hospitals.
The GPR Program is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation.