The contemporary DDS degree opens a variety of career paths. About 90 percent of dentists active today are engaged in private practice. Of those, 70 percent work in solo practices, and the remainder are members of practice groups-an arrangement that, like medical group practice, is becoming increasingly popular. Career opportunities also are available in the armed forces, public health, business, academe and industry.
Most DDS graduates match with their first or second choice.
Most DDS graduates — approximately 90 percent of the graduating class — pursue postgraduate training. The remainder begin careers in academe or enter the service; an extremely small percentage go directly into practice.
Approximately 75 percent of graduating seniors pursue postgraduate training in general practice residency (GPR) programs, one-year hospital-based programs that provide additional clinical experience for dentists interested in general practice.
Another 10 to 15 percent of the graduating class seek admission to specialty programs each year. Specialty programs generally require an additional one to five years of training and lead to a certificate of proficiency that serves as the basis for limitation of practice and eligibility for the appropriate specialty board. Eight dental specialties are currently recognized by the American Dental Association:
A library of advanced dental education programs approved by the American Dental Association is maintained for student use. Located in the dean’s office, it contains program announcements from institutions with approved programs, as well as statements from our graduates who have attended them.
The school helps students identify professional opportunities, select postgraduate programs, and prepare their résumés to assure that they start their professional careers in the best possible way.
The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the “Match”) is the mechanism used by some postdoctoral dental education programs to determine the final placement of applicants into positions. The Match provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in the first year of training in postdoctoral programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice (ADEA, 2017).
|Post Grad Name||Post Grad Location|
in General Dentistry
|San Antonio VA||San Antonio, TX|
|St. Vincent De Paul||Phoenix, AZ|
|University at Buffalo||Buffalo, NY|
|University of California Los Angeles||Los Angeles, CA|
|General Practice Residency
||Albany Straton VA||Albany, NY|
|Bronx Lebanon||Bronx, NY|
|Erie County Medical Center||Buffalo, NY|
|Ellis Hospital||Schenectady, NY|
|Faxton St. Luke's||Utica, NY|
|Harlem Hospital||NY, NY|
|Newark Beth Israel||Newark, NJ|
|Rochester General||Rochester, NY|
|Harlem Hospital UTR||NY, NY|
|Lehigh Valley Health Netowrk||Allentown, PA|
|Lehigh Valley- Muhelberg||Allentown, PA|
|Nassau University Medical Center||East Meadow, NY|
|New York University Lutheran Phoenix||Phoenix, AZ|
|Queens Hospital||Queens, NY|
|St. Barnabas Hospital||Bronx, NY|
|St. Charles Hospital||Port Jefferson, NY|
|St. Francis Hospital||Hartford, CT|
|St. Joseph's Hospital||Syracuse, NY|
|Stony Brook||Stony Brook, NY|
|SUNY- Upstate||Syracuse, NY|
|University of Vermont||Burlington, VT|
|University of Washington||Seattle, WA|
|VA Western NY||Buffalo, NY|
|Winthrop University Hospital||Mineola, NY|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery||Detroit Receiving Hospital||Detroit, MI|
|Harvard at MGH||Boston, MA|
|Orthodontics||Detroit Mercy||Detroit, MI|
|Eastman Orthodontics||Rochester, NY|
|University of Florida- Orthodontics Internship||Gainsville, FL|
|SUNY - Stonybrook||Stonybrook, NY|
|Pediatric Dentistry||University at Buffalo||Buffalo, NY|
|Vrginia Commonwealth University||Richmond, VA|
|Boston Children's||Boston, MA|
|Indiana University/ Riley Childrens Hospital||Indianapolis, IN|
|Periodontics||University of Pittsburgh- Residency||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Roudebush VA MC||Indianapolis, IN|
|Private Practice||Vernon, NJ|
|Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Prosthodontics||University at Buffalo||Buffalo, NY|
|United States Air Force||San Antonio, TX|