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Clinical Training

Residents are trained in oral health assessment procedures. This includes an oral health assessment in the medically compromised cardiac and cancer patients.

Primary care dentists and dental specialists consult and advise residents in patient care. Residents serve a special need in the hospitals as oral health specialists.

Residents take call from home via pager for one week at a time. Since there are 2 GPR dental residents, call is typically taken every other week. The residents will be called for odontogenic infections, trauma, dental consultations, etc. The residents will be expected to come into the hospital/E.R. to see patients when they are called. The dental residents are required to live within a 15 minute commute of Evanston Hospital since call is taken from home.

Because NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie Hospitals) is a teaching hospital, dental residents learn how to manage patients in a hospital setting with medical residents. Evanston Hospital is a Level I Trauma center so the residents will gain some experiences in trauma cases. The resident year will provide opportunities to learn, develop and accomplish critical skills in a well-structured time schedule with other healthcare professionals.

Clinical Rotations/Conferences/Courses

  1. Anesthesia rotation - 2 weeks will be spent on the Anesthesia rotation.
  2. Medicine rotation - 2 weeks will be spent on the medicine rotation. (1 week Emergency Department & 1 week Hospitalist)
  3. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - M & M conferences - The residents will attend M & M conferences give by the Department of Medicine at Evanston Hospital.
  4. Noon conferences - Given by the Department of Medicine at Evanston Hospital on various topics in internal medicine.
  5. History and Physical Course - This course will be given early in the residency program and will be given by a physician in the Department of Medicine at Evanston Hospital.
  6. Oncology  - The residents will spend time treating the oncology patients throughout the year.
  7. Oral Surgery clinic is scheduled every Tuesday morning and every other Thursday morning which is supervised by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
  8. Pediatric clinic is scheduled every Wednesday morning and the clinic is supervised by a pediatric dentist.
  9. Patient care conferences are held at least 12 times per year to discuss treatment plans, case reviews, etc.

Didactics Seminar/Lectures are Given Throughout the Year

Topics include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Dental/Oral Emergencies and Trauma care
  • Endodontics
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • History and Physical course
  • Hospital organization, functioning and credentialing process
  • Implants
  • Informed consent
  • Literature Reviews
  • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  • Occlusal Disorders
  • Operative/Restorative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Mucosal Diseases
  • Oral Health Management in the Medically Compromised Patients
  • Pain and Anxiety control
  • Patient Care Conferences
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Practice Management
  • Prosthodontics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain

Clinical Presentations

Evanston Hospital dentists, physicians and staff regularly present conferences and lectures. Residents are encouraged to present table clinics and seminars.

Resident Presentations

Each resident will select a topic and prepare a formal presentation (PowerPoint) to the Division of Dentistry at the end of the residency year.

For More Information

We invite all interested dental students and recent graduates to contact us for more information or to schedule a tour of our facilities. Please contact, Maria Vartelas, our education coordinator at:

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL  60201