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Dental Residency Programs

VA sponsors more advanced training positions than any other organization. In fact, nearly half of all dentists in post graduate education programs rotate through local VA medical centers, taking advantage of the special knowledge and skills that VA attending dentists and physicians possess.

Advantages of VA Dental Residency Programs and Postgraduate Training

  • Choose a dental career path in General Practice, Advanced Education, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics.
  • Select from 70 dental residency programs at facilities located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico (see below).
  • Acquire advanced postgraduate dentistry training in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Receive mentoring by highly skilled dentists in state-of-the-art clinics.
  • Gain professional clinical experience treating challenging cases in a diverse Veteran patient population.
  • Contribute to innovations in dentistry by participating in VA Dental Research.
  • Obtain postdoctoral continuing education credit from conferences, web-based training and other resources.
  • Develop special interests by joining field groups or by working in specific dentistry programs, e.g. Homeless Veterans Dental Program.
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Types of Available Residency Programs

GPR 1 Yr GPR 1 Year Optional 2nd Year GPR 2 Years AEGD
Endodontics Periodontics Prosthodontics VA Affiliated

Information and application materials may be obtained by sending an email message to any of the Dental Residency Directors listed below by clicking on the Director's name, or by clicking on the associated Website link if one is provided, or by writing to: Dental Residency Director, Dental Service (160), VA Medical Center, City, State Zip code (listed below).

General Practice Residency - 1 Year

Location Program Director Additional Information
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Dr. Deborah DesRosiers Website
Baltimore, MD 21218 Dr. Katherine Hashimoto Website
Boston, MA 02130 Dr. Andrew Lerner Website
Brooklyn, NY 11209 Dr. Beatrice Maritim  
Chicago, IL 60680 Dr. Susie Chung Website
Cleveland, OH 44106 Dr. Jamie Beten
Dallas, TX 75216 Dr. Francisco Garcia-Penna Website
Denver, CO 80220 Dr. Micah Tyberg Information
East Orange, NJ 07019 Dr. Michael Ferrara Website
Gainesville, FL 32608 Dr. Cory Canavan Website
Hampton, VA 23667 Dr. Diep H. Nguyen Website
Houston, TX 77211 Dr. Stephen Seder Website
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Dr. Andrew Bartels Website
Lebanon, PA 17042 Dr. Alfred Jaskulski Website
Loma Linda, CA 92357 Dr. Sarah Goodacre Website
Mare Island, CA 94553 Dr. Linda Chie Website
Memphis, TN 38104 Dr. Greg Paprocki Website
Minneapolis, MN 55295 Dr. Chia-Yin Lo Website
New York, NY 10010 Dr. James Melillo Information
Northport, NY 11768 Dr. Kenneth Johannesen  
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Dr. Cheryl Church Website
Omaha, NE 68105 Dr. John Young Website
Palo Alto, CA 94304 Dr. Sara Ceglio Website
Philadelphia, PA 19104 Dr. Rachael Conaboy Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Dr. Meghan Castillo Website
Portland, OR 97207 Dr. Octavia Lively Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84148 Dr. Michael Slater Website
San Diego, CA 92161 Dr. Andre Soumekh Information
San Francisco, CA 94121 Dr. Gloria Khoo Website
San Juan, PR 00936 Dr. Luzanne Domenech-Fagundo Website
Seattle, WA 98108 Dr. Kristi Donley  
Sepulveda, CA 91343 Dr. Jane Kwon Website
Washington, DC 20422 Dr. Andrea Goldin Website
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Dr. Tarnjit Saini Website

General Practice Residency - 1 Year with Optional 2nd Year

Location Program Director Additional Information
Detroit, MI 48201 Dr. Rhonda Brown  
West Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Min Chung  
West Palm Beach, FL 33420 Dr. Peter Piotrowski

General Practice Residency - 2 Years

Location Program Director Additional Information
Richmond, VA 23249 Dr. Katherine Martin Website

Specialty - Endodontics Residency

Location Program Director Additional Information
New York, NY 10010 Dr. Denise Foran Information

Specialty - Periodontics Residency

Location Program Director Additional Information
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Dr. Clark Barco  
New York, NY 10010 Dr. Trevor F. Simmonds Information
West Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Richard J. Nagy Website

Specialty - Prosthodontics Residency

Location Program Director Additional Information
Detroit, MI 48201 Dr. Rami Jandali  
Houston, TX 77211 Dr. Sassan Nadjmi Website
Milwaukee, WI 53295 Dr. Jesse Smith Website
New York, NY 10010 Dr. Frank Tuminelli Information
West Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Khoi Phan  

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency

Location Program Director Additional Information
Albany, NY 12208 Dr. Robert Christiansen Website
Augusta, GA 30904 Dr. Brian P. Martin Website
Bay Pines, FL 33744 Dr. Robert A. Borgesi Website
Birmingham, AL 35233 Dr. George M. Gibson Website
Buffalo, NY 14215 Dr. Doralee Greenberg Website
Castle Point, NY 12511 Dr. Michael Stoffel Website
Dayton, OH 45428 Dr. Richard Vance Website
Fayetteville, AR 72703 Dr. Ashley Ericksen Website
Fayetteville, NC 28301 Dr. Bryan Roach Website
Long Beach, CA 90822 Dr. Helene Shen Website
Martinsburg, WV 25401 Dr. Peter McCutcheon Website
Miami, FL 33125 Dr. Silvia Sorondo Website
Milwaukee, WI 53295 Dr. Richard Kaplan Website
Orlando, FL 32803 Dr. Pedro Andujar Website
Providence, RI 02908 Dr. Melissa James Website
San Antonio, TX 78284 Dr. Alan Douglas Website
Temple, TX 76504 Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Website
Togus, ME 04330 Dr. Nicholas Sirois Website

VA Affiliated Residency Programs

Location Contact Information Affiliate
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Jackie Chung/GPR Univ. of Southern California &
Los Angeles County Hospital
San Francisco, CA 94121 Dr. Roy Nakamoto/Prosthodontic
Dr. Shelley Miyasaki/OMFS
Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco
Syracuse, NY 13210 Dr. Kelly Lee/GPR SUNY Upstate Medical Center

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