Dental Residency Program - Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY
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Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY


Dental Residency Program

Didactic Program


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Throughout the year, the following seminar series are covered. Most of the seminars involve reviewing classic and recent literature on the topic, discussing the topic on a graduate level and viewing illustrative slide series. In addition, the residents present a literature review and case presentation in June of their residency year to the Dental Service.

Treatment Planning
Case Presentations and Treatment Planning Conferences
Clinicopathologic Conferences

Restorative Dentistry
Cement Bases and Liners
Porcelain Veneers

Fixed Prosthodontics
Diagnosis for Fixed Partial Prosthodontics
Muscle Palpation and Bite Planes
Coronal Radicular Stabilization (Post and Cores)
Tooth Preparation and Margin Design
Treatment Restorations (Temporaries)
Interocclusal Records
Coronal Contours and Pontic Design
Impression Materials and their Disinfection
Adult Orthodontics
Acid Etch Resin Bonded Retainers
Periodontal Prostheses
Dental Implants

Removable Prosthodontics
Complete Dentures
Inflammatory Papillary Hyperplasia
Immediate Dentures
Removable Partial Denture Design
Overview of Implants

Oral Surgery
Infections I, II
Facial Trauma I, II
Preprosthetic Surgery
3-D CT Scan of Maxilla and Mandible
Admission for Fracture and Facial Infections
Suture Techniques
CO2 Laser in Oral Surgery
Dental Implants
Maxillary and Mandibular Cysts
Gore-Tx Grafts
TMJ/Orthognathic Surgery

Practice Management
3 Seminars

Education and Motivation of the Periodontal Patient
Prognosis and Treatment Planning
Esthetics in Periodontics
Management of Periodontal Emergencies
Periodontal Flap and Osseous Surgery vs Conservative Treatment
Splinting Methods in Periodontics
Etiology of Periodontal Disease
Orthodontics in Periodontics
Periodontal Consideration in Restorative Dentistry
Surgical Management of Mucogingival Problems
Histology and Histopathology of Periodontal Lesions
Non-surgical Antimicrobial Therapy
Endo-Perio Lesions
Furcation Management

Odontogenic Causes of Oral Pain
Traumatic Injures to Teeth
Principles of Endodontic Access
Cleaning and Shaping of Root Canal Systems I
Cleaning and Shaping of Root Canal Systems II
Filling Root Canals
Endodontic Surgical Case Selection Seminar
Endodontic Surgical Technique Seminar
Set-up and Time Utilization
Rotary Endodontics

Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Growth and Developmental Diagnosis
Diagnosis of Common Congenital Oral Conditions
Nursing Bottle Caries
Traumatic Oral Injuries
Pediatric Restorative Procedures
Minor Interceptive and Preventive Orthodontics
Patient Education
Office Management
Preventive Dentistry

Pain and Anxiety Control
Local Anesthesia Techniques
Conscious Sedation
Nitrous Oxide Relative Analgesia and Behavior Modification Techniques
General Anesthesia

Medical Risk Assessment
Physical Diagnosis Course
Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patient (5 seminars)
Medical Emergencies in Dentistry (2 seminars)
Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient (2 seminars)