Residents participate in rotations at the University of Utah Hospital, 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
  • ENT oncology  

University of Utah Health

General Dental Clinics

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

Anesthesia Rotation (two weeks)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Intubation and airway management
  • Safe Sedation Training (SST)
  • Proper IV Placement

Emergency Department (two weeks)

  • Patient Assessment
  • Triage
  • Diagnosis
  • Referral for Treatment

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
  • Attend Tumor Board Meetings

Montezuma Creek (one month)

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

WhiteCap Implant Training Institute (3 days)


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

Weekly Education Seminars

  • Time: Every Wednesday, 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Location: School of Dentistry Rounds Room and VA Hospital
  • Seminars are lecture format with some hands-on training
  • Seminar participation and formal case reports are required of all residents

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
    • Practice management

Journal Club Seminars

  • Time: First Friday of the month, 8 am - 10 am
  • Location: School of Dentistry Rounds Room
  • Case presentations and journal article reviews will be done by each resident

On Call

  • Each resident is required to take primary and secondary on call assignemtns throughout the year. Residents gain great experiences by taking on call. They are able to see and treat complex cases on patients.

Contact Us

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