First Year (PGY1) Resident Program
- Treatment planning and comprehensive care to include oral medicine, oral pathology and oral diagnosis will be emphasized throughout the year.
- In order to provide training and experience that will improve the resident's ability to communicate effectively in writing and to interpret and critically evaluate dental literature, each resident will be expected to read, critically evaluate, and abstract current dental literature in the setting of the monthly Comprehensive Care Journal Club and in the various specialty rotations. Additionally, the resident will be afforded the opportunity to do independent investigative work for his/her formal paper.
- In order to provide training and experience that will allow the resident to communicate effectively orally, each resident will present cases at treatment planning boards and a variety of patient care conferences and present lectures to fellow residents and staff.
- Residents may be asked to assist in the following training programs:
- Continuing Education Program
- Retiree Day Dental Screening
- National Children’s Dental Health Month Activities
- Group instructional classes in dental health and preventive dentistry
- Residents will be expected to:
- Attend the following conferences, meetings, activities, or courses:
- Visiting consultants or guest lecturers
- DENTAC sponsored continuing education meetings
- Comprehensive Care Journal Club
- Treatment Planning Board Conferences
- Medically Compromised Patient Care Conferences
- Case of the Month Patient Care Conferences
- Implant Treatment Planning Board
- Clinical Pathological Conferences
- 100 % Case Reviews of each resident’s Comprehensive Care patients
- DENTAC Administrative Staff Conferences/Mandatory Training
- Inhalation and Moderate Sedation
- Basic Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Advanced Trauma Life Support and the US Army’s Combat Casualty Care Course
- Provide audiovisual assistance to the Continuing Education Officer at DENTAC sponsored continuing education meetings and other meetings or conferences as appropriate.
- Assist the Program Director in finalizing arrangements for the graduation exercise and dinner.
- The highest ranking U.S. Army officer will be the Class President for the first six months. After that, an election will be held to select the Class President. As such, he/she will be the point of contact, or liaison, between the Program Director and the resident class for dissemination of information, schedule changes, problem solving, taskings, etc. The Class President will have the authority to delegate responsibilities, taskings, etc.
- Each resident will sponsor an incoming PGY1 resident and brief him/her on local, clinic, and DENTAC policies.
- A resident practices under the credentials of the supervising mentor. A resident will not begin treatment on any patient unless approved by a mentor. Comprehensive Care patients will not receive treatment other than exam and preapproved correction of Class III dental conditions and other disease control procedures until a Treatment Plan (DA Form 3984) is signed by the assistant director or director.
- All dental record entries must be countersigned (stamped and reviewed) by the supervising mentor. All workload must be recorded immediately following treatment documentation.