General Practice Residency

The General Practice Residency is a one-year program with an optional second year, designed to provide experience in hospital dentistry and management of medically compromised, disabled and elderly patients.

The resident will gain extensive experience in all phases of general dentistry, including outpatient dental treatment with intravenous sedation in the College of Dentistry clinics and inpatient care in the operating room under general anesthesia at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). Both the one- and two-year programs fulfill the requirements of eligibility for Fellowship in the American Association of Hospital Dentists and board certification by the American Board of General Dentistry. We also offer training that meets the Ohio Dental Board certification requirements in intravenous sedation. 

Degree Granted

Certificate only

Students Accepted


Program Length

12 months for general program; 24 months for a specialized area (chief resident)

Application Deadline

October 1

More About Our Program

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry's application deadline is October 1.

All applications for the General Dentistry Residency program must be submitted through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program (Postdoctoral Application Support Service). ADEA PASS simplifies the application process by allowing you to complete one standardized application, rather than individual applications to each program. There is a fee for this service.

Application Fee -> Click here to pay the $80 application fee online

Complete the ADEA PASS application at or contact:

Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-2212
Phone: (202) 667-1887
Fax: (202) 667-4983

All residency applicants are also required to register with the National Matching Service. The Match is used by applicants and programs to determine the final placement of applicants into positions after the application and evaluation process is completed. More information on the Match.

or contact:

National Matching Services, Inc.
595 Bay Street
Suite 301, Box 29
Toronto, Ontario  Canada M5G 2C2

After the Match: ALL accepted new residents will need to provide immunization information as follows by having blood drawn at a lab and titers done:

  • Hepatitis B Surface antibody titers
  • MMR titers (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella Zoster (Chicken Pox) titers
  • PPD (TB skin test) – or medical verification of negative status with chest x-ray results if PPD is positive

You must also pass a drug test during orientation and complete various other hospital-mandated testing requirements prior to orientation.

Prospective International Applicants (this does NOT apply to Canadian dental school graduates):

We are NOT able to accept internationally trained dentists or non-US citizens for salaried first-year positions due to funding requirement imposed by various federal, state and hospital programs. Unfortunately, we are also NOT able to accept internationally trained dentists for salaried first-year positions who have completed some postdoctoral training in the US but have NOT obtained a US or Canadian DDS or DMD degree.

Direct all application correspondence to:

Chris Lee, DMD
Interim Associate Director, General Practice Residency
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-292-2622

Additional Program Requirements

  • PASS application: Yes
  • International students accepted: No internationally trained dentists - U.S. or Canadian citizenship required

Contact Us

Mark Wenzel, DDS
Director, General Practice Residency

Admissions contact:

Chris Lee, DMD
Associate Director, General Practice Residency
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-292-2622


The General Practice Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Disclosure of Licensure and Certification Information

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at  Click on the link for State Dental Boards.