General Practice Residency (GPR) Program

The General Practice Residency Program at the University of Utah is designed to provide an additional year of advanced clinical dental education in general dentistry in a large, modern hospital setting and in community clinics outside of the hospital.

Program Goals:

  • Provide patient-focused, quality-driven, multidisciplinary emergency and comprehensive oral health care as a primary care provider within a framework of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Hold high ethical standards and value lifelong learning, adaptability and diversity in professional practice, while applying scientific principles to learning and oral health care.
  • Engage in community service and understand the oral health needs of various populations.
  • Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying practice management and quality improvement concepts.
  • Function effectively with interdisciplinary teams within the hospital and other healthcare environments.

Positions Available

Our General Practice Residency program has ten positions available each year. The faculty includes general dentists and specialists from the School of Dentistry and the local community.

The University of Utah has two modern, fully equipped and staffed dental clinics to give residents productive training experiences.

Rotations & Clinical Training

Residents also participate in rotations at the Family Dental Plan Mobile Dental Unit, Anesthesiology, ENT, Emergency Department, and Montezuma Creek Dental Clinic.

Multiple rotations form the foundation of clinical training and provide each resident with experiences in rural and underserved communities.


Residents have opportunities to work on complex dental cases in various hospital clinics, participate in dental research programs, and teach predoctoral students.

Contact Us

General Practice Residency
Wendi Rood
Program Manager
Phone: 801-587-2162