a. Ahoskie (Hertford County)
b. Elizabeth City (Pasquotank County)
c. Lillington (Harnett County)
d. Sylva (Jackson County)
e. Spruce Pine (Mitchell County)
f. Davidson County
g. Robeson County
h. Brunswick County
a. Orientation is conducted over two weeks at the ECU SoDM in Greenville, North Carolina. Residents complete on-boarding administration, and participate in didactic seminars and hands-on simulation training in Oral Surgery (surgical placement of implants), Periodontics (hard and soft tissue grafting), Endodontics (including calibration of the surgical microscope), Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Photography, Management of Medical Emergencies, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, and Practice Management.
b. Seminars, Literature Review, Clinical Case Conferences, and study in Oral Medicine Topics are conducted throughout the Residency, during three hours of scheduled seminars per week. Seminars are conducted in: Comprehensive General Dentistry and Treatment Planning for Complex Cases; Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment; Advanced Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics; Esthetic Dentistry; Dental Implants (Surgical Placement, and Restoration); Control of Pain and Anxiety; Diagnosis of and Management of Oral Disease and Infections; Orofacial Pain; Care for Special Needs Patients; Management and Business Principles of Dental Practice; and Professional Ethics and Leadership.
c. Special Lectures and Continuing Professional Dental Education: Each Resident is allocated up to $1,000 (and 3 days leave) to attend Continuing Dental Education.
The Program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation for Advanced Education Programs in General Dentistry, and meets all established educational and training standards. The Program will prepare you to:
The Educational Objectives of the Program are:
Conduct an examination (including a Medical Risk Assessment), develop a Diagnosis, and develop a Comprehensive multi-disciplinary Treatment Plan.
1. Obtain and interpret a patient's Chief Complaint (and history of that Complaint), medical history, dental history, family history, and cultural and social history.
2. Conduct a medical Review of Systems, identify a patient's medical needs, and assess the medical risks associated with the provision of any required dental treatment.
3. Make appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers for consultation and/or treatment of physiological, psychological, and/or social problems, and apply appropriate medical risk-reduction practices.
4. Obtain appropriate and indicated diagnostic information, including conducting radiographic and clinical examinations, and adapt techniques as required for each patient (i.e. special needs patients).
5. Incorporate historical, laboratory, radiographic and clinical findings into a Problem List, and determine a Diagnosis (including the diagnoses of oral manifestations of systemic diseases).
6. Develop a Comprehensive, Multi-disciplinary, Sequenced Treatment Plan for patients with complex dental needs (and special needs), in a manner that considers and integrates each patients' unique circumstances.
7. Understand and effectively apply the Informed Consent Process.8. Explain and discuss with patients (or parents or guardians of patients who lack decisional capacity): all findings and problems, the diagnoses, treatment options, potential risks and potential benefits of the treatment options (including the risks involved in not treating), the outcome expectations, patient responsibilities, time required for treatment, the sequencing of treatment, and the estimated fees and payment responsibilities.9. Establish therapeutic alliance with the patient (or parent/guardian as applicable).
10. Diagnose and manage dental emergencies, performing uncomplicated or reversible techniques where indicated.11. Provide initial treatment and then manage patients with oral-facial emergencies, including trauma and infections.
12. Anticipate medical emergencies, and apply appropriate medical risk-reduction (avoidance) practices. 13. Recognize and diagnose a medical emergency, and then provide initial treatment and follow-up management when a medical emergency occurs during dental treatment.
14. Evaluate the need for, and use appropriate behavioral and/or pharmacologic modalities in management of pain and anxiety based upon psychosocial factors and anticipated clinical procedures.15. Prevent, recognize, and manage complications related to the use and interactions of drugs used to control pain and anxiety.
16. Use accepted behavioral and prevention strategies throughout treatment, including Oral Hygiene Instruction, Nutritional Education and Counselling, and Pharmacologic support to help patients improve and maintain their oral and systemic health.
17. Evaluate a patients functional and esthetic needs, and use the appropriate Dental materials for each clinical situation. 18. Restore teeth with acceptable clinical techniques.19. Understand and apply restorative techniques required for endodontically treated teeth.
20. Diagnose and treat pain of pulpal origin, including uncomplicated, non-surgical endodontic therapy.21. Recognize and manage endodontic complications and emergencies.
22. Diagnose and treat periodontal disease non-surgically and surgically - understand the indications and contraindications for surgical treatment (Open Flap Debridement, Osseo Resection, and Periodontal Plastic Surgery).23. Perform minimally-traumatic periodontal surgery, to include gentle flap management and suturing.24. Diagnose and manage periodontal emergencies.
25. Perform surgical and nonsurgical extraction of erupted teeth. 26. Perform surgical extraction of uncomplicated impacted 3rd molars.27. Recognize and manage surgical and post-surgical complications.28. Perform uncomplicated pre-prosthetic surgery.29. Diagnose and manage common oral mucosal diseases.
30. Provide prostodontic treatment for patients with missing teeth, using removable and fixed prostheses as indicated.31. Manage patients with missing teeth by providing uncomplicated dental implant restorations.
32. Diagnose and manage malocclusions.33. Understand, diagnose, and non-surgically treat uncomplicated temporomandibular dysfunctions.
34. Maintain a patient record system that facilitates the retrieval and analysis of the process and outcomes of patient treatment.35. Critically evaluate the scientific literature, and use information from the literature to make evidence-based clinical decisions.36. Use digital photographic principles and techniques.37. Understand the need for, and the components and function of a comprehensive quality assurance and quality improvement program.
38. Understand, articulate and discuss ethical principles and models.39. Use principle-based decision making in responding to simulated scenarios and real-life patient-care situations.
40. Understand basic business principles and necessary decisions in managing a dental practice.41. Use and implement principles of business management, managed care, peer review, and alternative health care delivery systems in the practice of dentistry.42. Practice and promote the principles of jurisprudence and ethics in the practice of dentistry and in relationships with patients, personnel and colleagues.43. Effectively manage allied dental personnel, including clinical and support staff.
44. Develop an understanding of the importance, theories, and models of leadership.