Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

General Dentistry

The Department of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery’s dentistry division has a one-year General Dentistry Residency Program.  The training program is based out of Northwestern Dental Center, a custom built 16 operatory facility located on the second floor of the Galter Pavilion in Northwestern Medicine.

Residency Objectives

The program at Northwestern Medicine provides the licensed dental school graduate the opportunity to become experienced in the practice of clinical dentistry and to work with a wide range of medically compromised patients.  Emphasis is placed on the vital role of interdisciplinary communication and the "team approach” in providing optimal comprehensive patient care.

Patient referrals to the Hospital Dental Service are a result of inpatient consultation requests from Northwestern Medicine physicians.

The training program focuses on several key areas:

  1. Provision of comprehensive and complete inpatient and outpatient dental care within the hospital setting
  2. Management and staffing of a 24 hour, seven day a week, oral and dental emergency service through the hospital Emergency Department
  3. Selected off-service rotations, including experience in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Internal Medicine
  4. Hospital administration protocols and procedures as they affect the practice of Dentistry in the hospital
  5. Clinical and didactic training in relevant dental and medical specialty areas using the resources of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  6. Active participation in department presentations and journal club meetings, as well as involvement in medical and dental hospital teaching rounds
  7. Active participation in the Scientific Program of the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is mandatory, and the presentation of a table clinic at this meeting is expected

Residency Appointment and Stipend

House staff appointments, stipends, and support are administered by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.  Please refer to that site for information on current PGY1 stipend and benefit information.

Requirements and Eligibility

Two residents are accepted to the program annually. Residents must be eligible for dental licensure in Illinois.

Application Information

The General Dentistry Residency Program participates in Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).  Interested applicants should send the following to the address below (to the attention of Tracy Bannen) before November 1.

Dotty Smith
Program Coordinator
201 East Huron, Suite 246
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Prospective candidates will be contacted for interviews in the month of November.  Final selection of two candidates will be completed by the end of the year.

Contact Us

For more information on the General Dentistry Residency Program, contact Dr. Mark Hutten, Program Coordinator, at 312-926-4165.