University of Saskatchewan
College of Dentistry

General Practice Residency Program
Division of Hospital Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan

- Application Deadline: October 31

The General Practice Dental Residency Program in Saskatoon is a one year training program that begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30 of the following year. Resident’s positions are salaried, including three weeks vacation; financial support for one continuing education course (to a maximum of $1500.00) is provided as well as sponsored courses in oral implantology by Nobel Niocare and Strauman throughout the year. Membership in the Prosthodontic and Implantology Institute at the University of Saskatchewan is provided as well. The salary is at the level of a PGY1 and is presently $64,622.00

The goal of the program is to provide dentists with a broad multidisciplinary approach to the clinical practice of Dentistry. Applicants must have received, or be in the final year of a course of study leading to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS)/Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) or equivalent from an accredited Canadian or US dental program. Candidates must be in receipt of this degree by the time of appointment to the program. Foreign trained individuals must have successfully completed their NDEB (Canada) and be eligible for licensure in Saskatchewan to be considered for admission.

The residents will be under the supervision and guidance of members of the attending staff (including dental specialists). The Dental General Practice Residency Program will provide the trainee with full exposure to all aspects of clinical dentistry and to all types of patients, from the medically compromised to Special Needs. The Program provides advanced post-graduate training in several dental specialties. including: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Periodontics, Prosthodontics , Paediatric Dentistry and Geriatric Dentistry.

The Dental General Practice Residency Program consists mostly of chair-side clinical teaching, a series of lectures, journal clubs, rounds and seminars throughout the year. Their training will also include case presentations and treatment planning seminars, as well as other sessions dealing with dental and medical topics of importance.

Each resident will have the opportunity to rotate through the following disciplines; Anaesthesia, Otolaryngology, Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics, Paediatric Dental Clinics (Operating Room), Head and Neck Oncology Clinics and rounds at Royal University Hospital and affiliated teaching hospitals in Saskatoon.

Residents gain experience in the management of head and neck oncology patients, maxillofacial prosthodontics, oral medicine/pathology in healthy and immunocompromised patients, oral and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ dysfunction, geriatric dental care, exodontia, endodontics, orthodontics and general dentistry under IV sedation and general anesthesia. In addition to this training further experience with digital radiography & CAD/CAM restorations is obtained. The surgical placement of dental implants and the restorative phase of oral implantology is provided.

Selection is by application and personal interview. Eligible candidates must be graduates from accredited Canadian or US dental schools. Foreign graduates are eligible to apply providing they have passed the NDEB examinations. Please contact Dr. M. Teekasingh directly for more information at mohan.teekasingh@usask.ca or at 306-655-1312. The application deadline is October 31, of the year preceding admission. All GPR programs in Canada have recently agreed to November 30th as the decision deadline. Selected candidates will be given 48 hours to consider an offer.