General Practice Residency (GPR)
2014-15 Applicant Information
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry offers a comprehensive training
program general dentistry education at the postdoctoral
level. It includes hospital dentistry, medically compromised and
special needs patients and a strong emphasis on clinical general
dentistry. It is accredited by the American Dental Association as a
General Practice Residency. Two year options are also available selectively.
A Second Year Option is available for additional clinical
training - this is selective in nature
and requires completion of the first year GPR program.
ACCREDITATION STATUS: Following the site visit in March 2006 the ADA issued this statement for the GPR program at Ohio State: The dental education programs in ... general practice residency ... are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and have been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"]. (This is the highest possible accreditation status.) The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611. The Commission's web address is http://www.ada.org/100.aspx The next site visit is scheduled for April 2013.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in general dentistry. However, this education area is not one of the American Dental Association recognized dental specialty areas. Therefore, dentists graduating from this program cannot announce that they are specialists, as recognized by the American Dental Association.