Prospective Students

Goals and Objectives of the Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology Residency Program

1. To train individuals who will be proficient in all phases of anesthesiology for dental, oral, maxillofacial and adjunctive surgical procedures in hospital, ambulatory surgery center and office settings by:

  • Exposure to adequate volume and diversity of surgical and medically complex cases to ensure sufficient technical skills
  • Providing experience in a graduated manner with opportunity for clinical skills to develop throughout the entire duration of the residency
  • Supporting clinical activity with structured program of courses and seminars

2. To prepare dentist anesthesiologists who are capable of advancing with changes in the field by:

  • Supporting clinical activity with structured program of courses and seminars
  • Regularly reviewing cases for rationale for treatment, indications, and contraindications
  • Review of current literature to educate the resident on the process of evaluating new techniques and scientific data
  • Utilization of new drugs and techniques as they become available

3. Instill proficiency and motivation to apply the scientific method to clinical practice through:

  • Structured research experience through both didactic courses and performance of a research project
  • Observing faculty who are actively involved in ongoing clinical and basic science research

4. Encourage graduates to return to their profession the knowledge and skills received during their training by:

  • Participating in local, regional, national and international meetings as attendees, presenters, and/or representatives of professional organizations
  • Participating in multidisciplinary activities with other specialty programs within the College of Dentistry and the Medical Center

5. To provide high quality, safe anesthesia care to patients

The program’s effectiveness at achieving these goals will be evaluated as part of a regular Outcomes Assessment Process.