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Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center offers a one year dental Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program which specifically revolves around the requirements listed by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program begins July 1 of each year and ends 52 weeks later. Salary is $54,278 for the academic year, health benefits as well as life insurance are available, and malpractice liability coverage is provided for you.

Program Goals

  1. Provide the resident with a broad based comprehensive clinical experience in general dentistry.
  2. Educate each resident in the principles of modern oral health care delivery that provides a foundation for future learning.
  3. Emphasize the comprehensive care of patients.
  4. Understand the oral health needs of communities.
  5. Confirm the dental professional's role in community service which helps facilitate a successful transition into private or other practice by way of opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

Resident Expectations

Endodontics                                    Fixed Prosthodontics/Implants

Operative Dentistry                      Oral Diagnosis / Treatment Planning

Oral Pathology                                Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Periodontics                                     Pain Management and Ethics

Removable Prosthodontics       Special Emphasis Groups (e.g., homeless, women, post-deployment, etc.)

Residents spend approximately 80 percent of their time in the clinical care of dental patients. There is also a didactic portion of the program which consists of treatment planning seminars, conferences and web-based trainings, literature reviews as well as lectures in physical diagnosis, prosthodontics, endodontics, practice management and other special topics. Though all dentists including residents are considered available and responsible for the care and welfare of their patients seven days a week, the typical tour for the Resident is weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How Do I Apply?

The AEGD program here at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS). To apply visit ADEA PASS website at Deadline for application submission is November 1. Personal interviews are required and will be scheduled for selected candidates during the November/December months prior to start of the next term. Currently, our program supports two residents for a one year term.

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center is committed to a program of equal opportunity. Selection of residents is made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Candidates must be graduates of an accredited United States or Canadian dental school. Although a permanent license is not required, the candidates must meet licensure requirements.

Phone Number and Mailing Address

Phone:   Ext. 2415

Mail: Martinsburg VA Medical Center
Dental Residency
Dental Service (160)
510 Butler Ave.
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Program Staff Contact Information

Peter McCutcheon D.D.S.

Staff Dentist/Residency Director - Dental Service

VA Martinsburg health care