Length of Program: 1 year
Number of Positions: 6
Financial Arrangement: UC Salary Breakdown
Program Director: Dr. Thomas Lee
As a satellite clinic of the UCLA School of Dentistry, the Venice Dental Center provides comprehensive care with minimal referral to outside providers. Residents provide broad cross-disciplinary treatment under the supervision of specialist and general dentist faculty, including: implant placement and restoration, guided tissue regeneration and sinus augmentation, periodontal surgery and soft tissue grafting, exodontia, endodontics, and full mouth rehabilitation. The vast majority of patient care provided by postgraduate residents is comprehensive, with additional substantial experience in triage and treatment of dental emergencies, and referrals from students and private dentists for specialist procedures. Faculty coverage is provided primarily by general dentists, with additional coverage by specialists in periodontics, endodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The weekly schedule involves 40+ hours in clinic, classes, and seminars.