Rotations

Residents participate in rotations at the Community Health Center dental office (a low-income, sliding fee clinic), located off-site in Salt Lake City. Residents also participate in rotations at the Greenwood Dental Clinic, as well as a one-month rotation at the Montezuma Creek Dental Clinic in Southeastern Utah.

Residents also have two-week rotations in:

  • anesthesia,
  • The emergency department,
  • and ENT oncology.  

Residents rotate from clinics inside University of Utah Hospital to the Community Health Center clinics and the Montezuma Creek Dental Clinic in southeastern Utah. 

University of Utah Health Dental Clinics

  • Hospital Consultation
  • Management of Complex Dental Patients
  • Management of Medically Compromised Patients
  • Oral Surgery 
    • Advanced Implant Training Course (3 days)
  • Primary Oral Health Care
  • Urgent Care

Anesthesia Rotation (two weeks)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Intubation and airway management
  • Safe Sedation Training (SST)
  • Starting IVs

Emergency Department (two weeks)

ENT Oncology (two weeks)

  • Observe/assist ENT Oncology surgeons in the operating room
  • Observe the diagnosis and treatment planning for head and neck cancer surgery

Community Health Centers (one month)

  • Outreach to underserved population
  • Improve diagnostic skills

Montezuma Creek (one month)

  • Outreach to underserved populations
  • Outreach to rural populations
  • Improve diagnostic skills
  • Enhance cultural competency

Seminars (presented by attending faculty and other experts in the field)

*Seminar participation and formal case reports are required of all residents

Weekly Seminars

Pediatric Dentistry Seminars

  • Time: First and second Fridays of the month, 7 am - 8 am
  • Location: School of Dentistry Rounds Room
  • Topics:
    • Growth and development
    • Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
    • Treating pediatric patients

Journal Club Semniars

On Call

  • Each resident takes primary "on call" every ten weeks and secondary "on call" every ten weeks and must remain in contact with the hospital.
    • Primary on-call using Spok: one week every 10 weeks
    • Secondary on-call using Spok: one week every 10 weeks

Welcome From Our Director

Craig R. Proctor, DDS

Craig Proctor, DDS

Contact Us

General Practice Residency
Wendi Rood
Program Manager
Phone: 801-587-2162
Email: wendi.rood@hsc.utah.edu