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Program Overview & Objectives
First Year (PGY1) Resident Program
Second Year (PGY2) Resident Program
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Second Year (PGY2) Resident Program

The PGY2 resident receives more advanced training in all areas described in the PGY1 Teaching Plan. The PGY2 resident will also gain experience in the following additional areas:
  1. Assisting the faculty in providing didactic and clinical training to the PGY1 residents.
  2. Developing and coordinating schedules for all patient care conferences and journal clubs.
  3. Developing and maintaining schedules for resident after hours emergency care (Dental Officer of the Day (DOD) coverage.
  4. Managing more complex removable and fixed prosthodontic cases.
  5. Completing a research paper of publishable quality which he or she will present at a DENTAC sponsored continuing dental education meeting.
  6. Rotation through the local Veterans’ Administration Hospital one day/week for 5 weeks to treat institutionalized, medically compromised veterans.
  7. Three day rotation through a major troop dental clinic (LaFlamme Dental Clinic) as the leader in a Dental Care Optimization (DCO) Tearm, running a multiple chair dental team made up of an expanded functions dental assistant, two dental assistants and one dental hygienist.
  8. In order to provide training that will allow the resident to function as a Clinic Chief or Officer‑in‑Charge (OIC), each resident will be exposed to Officer Professional Development (OPD) presentations by DENTAC/MEDDAC personnel, civilian personnel, judge advocate general personnel, and consultants.
  9. The Second Year Resident may also be asked to:
    • Assist in training dental auxiliaries and other clinic staff and DENTAC staff.
    • Assist with and present lectures for the DENTAC Continuing Dental Education Program
    • Participate in:
      • Retiree Appreciation Day Oral Cancer Screenings
      • Retiree Day Dental Screening
      • National Children’s Dental Health Month Activities
      • Group instructional classes in dental health and preventive dentistry.
  10. PGY2 Residents will be expected, along with the PGY1 Residents, 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 (if not completed in the first year)
      • Basic Life Support
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (if not completed in the first year)
      • Advanced Trauma Life Support and the US Army’s Combat Casualty Care Course
    • Provide audiovisual and set up 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.
  11. The PGY2 Class President will be elected, and 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.
  12. As with a PGY1 resident, the PGY2 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/or other disease control procedures until a Treatment Plan (DA Form 3984) is signed by the Assistant Director or Director.
  13. As for the PGY1 residents, all PGY2 dental record entries must be countersigned (stamped and reviewed) by the supervising mentor. All workload must be recorded immediately following treatment documentation.