Salary and Benefits
Residents are salary paid for the 2-year term. Information regarding the amount and schedules for this salary is available through the House Staff office. In addition, the resident receives medical insurance benefits/hospitalization, malpractice insurance coverage and parking facilities that are equivalent to those of the medical house staff. Also, clinic jackets and dental intern permits are provided for through the Department of Dentistry.
The first-year resident has 3 continuing education days. The second-year resident has 5 continuing education days and receives a maximum of $500 for travel to professional meetings and continuing education programs.
All residents have 2 board exam days available during their second year. In addition to 9 paid holidays, the first-year resident has 10 working days of paid vacation and the second-year resident has 13 working days of paid vacation.
A resident not licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is required to obtain an intern permit as outlined in the Dental Laws of North Carolina. Additionally, successfully matched residents of the program must also be U.S. citizens and have graduated from an accredited U.S. dental school.