Department of Dentistry

The Department of Dentistry welcomes you to our website and hopes that the information contained herein will be helpful to all prospective applicants to our residency program.


Our job of selecting residents among so many very well qualified candidates is just as difficult as it is for you to select a General Practice Residency Program that will fulfill your individual needs. Our review of your academic records, resumes, and letters of recommendation gives us some information regarding your credentials. This enables us to choose a very select number of candidates for interviews.

Unfortunately, details of the various General Practice Programs are not always readily available and this can make your selection somewhat difficult. For this reason, we would like to provide some information about our program which hopefully will not only interest you in our program but also help you in becoming aware of what we offer as compared to other programs.

The didactic portion of our program is implemented in various manners:

  • Our department sponsors a Continuing Dental Education Series, which consists of nine full day courses presented by well-known speakers from throughout the country. We have over 200 dentists signed up for these courses and our residents have the distinct opportunity of attending these courses as part of their residency program.

  • Formal lectures in all areas of dentistry are given to our residents by the attending faculty. Less formal presentations are also given by our attendings in the clinic, sometimes even during patient treatment. Members of our faculty make themselves available at other than scheduled times for resident training as needed.

  • Resident Rotations include Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Particulars of these rotations can be found in our resident's manual. Past residents have always found their experiences during these rotations to be very valuable

  • Our On-Call Schedule consists of every fifth week.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers a very competitive salary plus malpractice coverage and health benefits. Residents also receive four weeks paid time off. Jersey Shore University Medical Center conforms with all Federal, State and local policies regarding infection and biohazard control. Applicants may contact our program for specifics of these policies.

We believe that Jersey Shore University Medical Center certainly offers an excellent General Practice Residency Program and we are confident that if you select our program and we match, you will be extremely happy with our program.

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