Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY
Dental Residency Program
Director of the Program The program has a full-time Director responsible for day-to-day administration of the program. The Director of the program is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Attending Staff On staff are five full-time attendings: an oral-maxillofacial surgeon, a prosthodontist/periodontist and three general practitioners. Completing the attending roster are consultants in pedodontics, oral surgery, and practice management who participate in offering academic seminars.
Support Staff The preventive dentistry/hygiene program of the Dental Service is under the responsibility of our two full-time dental hygienists. The Dental service also has an in-house dental laboratory. Two full time dental technicians provide full-service laboratory support with the exception of the fabrication phase of removable partial denture frameworks, porcelain veneers and all porcelain crowns. The Central Dental Laboratory does these services. The residents work with a chairside dental assistant practicing four-handed dentistry.
Facilities and Equipment The dental resident spends most of his/her time in the Dental Service Clinic. Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. A full complement of modern dental materials is available as well as rotary endodontic armamentarium. The recently renovated Dental Clinic consist of 20 operatories each equipped with a digital X-Ray unit and computer, overflow clinical treatment rooms, a digital CBCT and panoramic unit, hygiene suites, patient waiting and reception area, fully equipped dental lab, clinical staff offices, conference room, bathroom facilities and staff lockers. All operatories are fully equipped with aerosol mitigation devices and all staff wear the highest level of PPE available.