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Dental Residency Program

Dental Residency Program

Keri A. Logan, DMD, Director of Dental Residency Program

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Charles Dental Services Department is to provide compassionate care for all patients including those with physical and developmental disabilities by providing preventative and restorative dental care.

With the goal of fostering ongoing clinical excellence in dentistry, the department supports a Dental General Practice Residency Program. All members of the team including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants, educate patients and caregivers on proper dental hygiene and self-care so that people of all ages can have healthy mouths and happy smiles.

The General Practice Residency Program

The General Practice Residency Program at St. Charles is an educational program designed to provide clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the post-doctoral level. The program prepares residents in diagnosing and providing dental care in the context of each patient’s total health care needs.

Located on the first floor of the hospital, the Clinic has six operatories serving a general population from the local community. Patients served include people with disabilities who account for more than 40% of total patient volume.

St. Charles Hospital’s Dental Residency Program is a general practice residency (12-months) program and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) through 2022. 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. The Commission’s web address is:

Program Information

  • Program year is July 1st through June 30th of the following year
  • Three residents will be accepted annually
  • Salary is $65,000 annually
  • Meal plan and scrubs allowance included
  • Benefit time includes 15 days off and 8 hospital holidays
  • Medical and dental insurance is available
  • Malpractice insurance is provided
  • Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Work hours extend beyond clinic hours to include rounds, inpatient consults, emergencies, surgeries, lectures, etc.

Resident Responsibilities

  • Treat patients in clinics
  • Perform pre-operative H&Ps/assessments
  • Assist in surgical cases, write orders, conduct daily rounds on inpatients and ambulatory surgery patients
  • Attend all required lectures, including those assigned by Director (i.e. local study groups)
  • Provide on-call coverage to the Emergency Department
  • Represent the program at student events (i.e. Great NY GPR Fair)
  • Attend and pass ACLS course
  • Prepare and present cases and journal articles monthly
  • Students are required to reside within 15 miles of St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) for the duration of the residency
  • Residents are required to provide their own transportation on a daily basis

Goals & Objectives

The goal of the General Practice Residency Program is to prepare general dentists to effectively provide total oral health care to patients in both ambulatory and non-ambulatory settings, with an understanding of the relationship between oral health and systematic health.

The objectives of our advanced education program in general practice are as follows:

  • To refine and advance knowledge and clinical skills in the practice of dentistry.
  • To provide preventative and restorative dental care to patients in the community with emphasis on services for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • To work with patients in a manner that is professional, builds rapport and confidence, respects patients’ rights and dignity, puts patients’ interest first and maximizes patients’ satisfaction with dental care.
  • To participate in community outreach programs to improve access to oral health care and to reduce the incidence of oral disease.
  • To develop in residents the ability to function in the hospital setting as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • To provide a broad understanding of the inner-relationship of dental and medical care to the physical, social and emotional needs of the patients.
  • To develop in residents a sense of responsibility to the dental community in which he/she practices as evidenced in their participation in professional associates, civic associates, voluntary community screening activities and teaching programs.


The General Practice Residency curriculum includes the following:

  • Anesthesiology Rotation
  • Cerec Cad/Cam Restorations
  • CBCT radiology
  • Emergency Department Rotation
  • Endodontics
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Medical Education Program
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Temperomandibular Joint & Facial Pain

For more information on the Dental General Practice Residency Program, please call (631) 474-6146.