Academic Experience

Residents of the program participate in a wide array of both didactic and practical, clinical instruction. The didactic experience involves weekly lectures in subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Oral surgery
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Anesthesia
  • Implant therapy
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Practice management

These lectures are conducted by Dentistry faculty and Medical Center physicians, as well as visiting specialists. Once a month, both residents and faculty also convene for an evening of literature review as a group study club.

Clinical experiences include participation in multidisciplinary teams for both cleft lip/palate and craniofacial patients. Residents also rotate through a number of other services, providing care as a member of that particular service. An example of the current rotation schedule may be found below:

Rotation Schedule

Clinics are from 8 am to 5 pm with lunch from 1 to 2 pm.

Operating Rooms

Thursdays and Fridays 7 am
Designated areas

Anesthesia Rotation

 Monday through Friday 6:30am. The preceptor is Dr. Well Reynolds

Head and Neck Conference

Wednesdays, 12 pm (excluding the first Wednesday of the month)
Cancer Center

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Rotation

  • Tuesday, 8 am to 1 pm
  • Wednesday, 8 am to 1 pm
  • Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Emergency Medicine Rotation

Schedules will be sent by the Emergency Department prior to the start of your rotation.
Preceptor: Dr. William D. Alley


Monday through Friday, 6:30 am
Preceptor: Dr. Jerry Clark

There will be a Sim lab session on the Friday before your rotation starts and a Power Point presentation to review.

Physical Diagnosis

A separate didactic and clinical schedule will be provided.

Hematology and Oncology Rotation

Tentatively 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (Observational)
Preceptor: Dr. Bayard Powell

Head and Neck Cancer Rotation

Monday through Friday (Observational)
Preceptors: Drs. Dale Browne (Otolaryngology) and Kathy Greven (Radiation Oncology) and Dan Williams (Radiology)

Cleft Clinic/ Craniofacial Clinic 

12:30 to 3:00 pm and is located in the Plastic Surgery clinic, 5th floor Clinical sciences Bldg.
Preceptor: Dr. Scott Tucker

Case Reports

5:15pm on date indicated at Medical Plaza - Miller (formerly CompRehab Plaza) in Conference Room #1

Journal Club

6 pm to 8:30 pm @ indicated home

Resident Literature Review

5:15 pm to approximately 5:50pm
Medical Plaza - Miller, Conference Room #1

Didactics are held in the Department of Dentistry Conference Room unless otherwise indicated.

* = Consult Resident switches on Tuesday
Indicators denote that residents are exchanging clinics on Tuesdays or Fridays so that residents can maintain care on their ongoing patients at Medical Plaza - Miller. If one of the hospital residents is not available, a resident's schedule at Medical Plaza - Miller will usually be altered to have 2 residents at the hospital.

**= NCBH resident switches on Friday 

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