Resident Hours and Responsibilities
During the residency year, residents spend six months at the LAC+USC Medical center and six months at the Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center of the VA. Residents are expected to remain at the clinics until all residents have completed their clinical work and documentation.
Residents generally keep the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m., except the days they are treating patients under general anesthesia, when residents are to report by 6a.m. Residents responsible for operating room patients must be available until the patient goes home.
USC GPR Courses:
ADNT 702 Physical Diagnosis
AMED 750abc Physical Evaluation and Anesthesia
ENDO 702 Clinical Endodontics
GPR 601 Hospital Dentistry
GPR 603abcd Dental Ethics
GPR 604abcd Practice Management
GPR 605abcd Review of General Dentistry Literature
GPR 611abcd Emergency Medicine
GPR 622 Forensic Dentistry
GPR 701 Treating Medically Compromised Dental Patients
GPR 702 General Dentistry Overview
GPR 705abcd Periodontal Treatment Procedures
GPR 706abcd Treatment Planning
GPR 710abcd Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
GPR 711ab Implantology
GPR 722 Occlusion; Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction; Orofacial Pain
GPR 733abcd Advanced and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
PTHL 601 Advanced Oral Pathology Seminar
- General and Emergency Dentistry
The GPR residents spend six months at the Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center of the VA in Downtown Los Angeles providing emergency and comprehensive dental care for the Veterans of the Greater Downtown Los Angeles area.
- General Dentistry for People with Disabilities
The residents are assigned to a one-week rotation at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, Ca. to treat patients with physical and mental disabilities
- Emergency Medicine
Residents are assigned to the Emergency Department at LAC+USC Medical Center for one week. The resident is assigned to work with the emergency room Attendings and Residents on-call to the emergency room.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The OMFS rotation will last for one month. The rotation will take place at LAC+USC Medical Center Department of Dentistry. The GPR residents will work side-by-side with the OMFS Attendings and Residents.
- General Anesthesia
Each resident will complete a two-week rotation with the West LA VA Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia. This rotation gives the resident excellent experience in the overall function of the operating suite, as well as an introduction to anesthesia procedures. The resident will start an I.V., intubate, and assist the anesthesia staff in inducing, maintaining and monitoring general anesthesia.
- Primary Care Medicine
The Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration Ambulatory Care Center’s Department of Medicine manages the medical problems of the patients. During the one week rotation, the residents gain experience in physical evaluation and management of medically compromised patients including those with prosthetic heart valves, chronic liver disease, diabetes, and spinal cord injury that may be respirator-dependent.
- Pediatric Dentistry (optional, enhancement rotation)
The rotation of residents to Children’s Dental Health Clinic of Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Ca. is designed to enhance the residents knowledge of treating children who need all sorts of dental treatment.