School of Dentistry

General Practice Residency

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The General Practice Residency is a one-year program that introduces dentists to Adult Hospital practice. It facilitates optimal comprehensive oral and systemic health for patients in a dynamic contemporary clinical, educational, and scientific environment. The program emphasizes the treatment of patients with special needs, including those patients whose medical, physical, psychological, or social situations require modification of normal oral health treatment modalities for care. 

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The program is located in two primary sites - the OHSU Hospital on Marquam Hill and the School of Dentistry on OHSU's South Waterfront campus.  Residents complete rotations in clinics at two hospitals: OHSU and Kaiser Permanente.  As one of OHSU's ACGME programs, the GPR offers a competitive salary and benefits. 


David Carsten, DDS, Assistant Professor, Dentist Anesthesiologist, MAGD

Michael Dienberg, DDS, Assistant Professor, Site Director for GPR Hospital Dental Clinic

Malin Friess, DMD, Assistant Professor, Acting Program Director

Robert S. Kravitz, DDS, MBA, Assistant Professor, Site Director for GPR Waterfront Dental Clinic


Zanyar Darvishi, DMD – OHSU SoD

Eric Kriss, DDS Dalhousie University Dental School

Landis Kwong, DMD OHSU SoD

Calvin Rhoads, DMD Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Bahar Tajdar, DMD OHSU SoD

Priya Thakker, DMD – Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide evidence based patient centered dental care to a wide variety of people, including the special needs patient population that includes those patients whose medical, physical, psychological, or social situations require modification of normal oral health treatment modalities
  • Admit a patient into the hospital, perform a history and physical examination, orderand assess laboratory tests, consult with physicians and other medical specialists, administer per/peri/post-operative care, and perform treatment in an operating room setting
  • Participate actively in a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Serve the community, especially underserved/ low socioeconomic status patient populations
  • Provide consultative/ treatment services to all medical departments and services within OHSU, Kaiser Permanente, and Providence Health System
  • Select and apply appropriate means of pain and anxiety control, including local anesthesia, analgesics, oral/ N2O/ IV sedation, and general anesthesia via anesthesiologists
  • Recognize and manage medical emergencies in a dental setting, including advanced airway management, and pharmacological intervention
  • Understand and implement basic aspects of different types of practice administration, state of the art clinical charting systems and supervision of auxiliary personnel
  • Critically review and assess contemporary scientific literature that demonstrates the scientific principals in oral and systemic health care
  • Participate in organized dentistry
  • Self-assess abilities and limitations.


Hatfield Clinic

The Hatfield clinic provides a very robust exposure to the operating room, running 4-6 cases a week. Residents are involved with full mouth dental rehabilitation, including everything from full mouth extractions (to include impacted 3rd molars) to multiple restorations. 

School of Dentistry RLSB Clinic

The emphasis is clinical dentistry: removable prosthetics, implant restoration, operative/restorative dentistry, and oral surgery (extractions - simple and surgical).

Residents will complete rotation in the following areas.

Anesthesiology (Kaiser Permanente)

This 4 week rotation takes place at the Kaiser Interstate ambulatory surgery center. The full spectrum of anesthesia services are available to the resident. This fulfills the requirements for enteral and parenteral moderate sedation in the state of Oregon.

Family Medicine (OHSU)

Rotating with attendings and residents, this is a 2 week experience in the Family Medicine inpatient and ambulatory settings. Rounding in the morning with the team, residents evaluate patients and participate in their care. Details of heart and lung field evaluation is emphasized.

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (OHSU)

As a 2 week experience, residents participate both clinically and in the operating room. Head and neck cancer are highlighted. The resident participates in surgery learning among other things cutaneous closures.

Pediatric Dentistry (OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital)

The full spectrum of pediatric dentistry is experienced. From clinical evaluation to the operating room, all aspects of operative dentistry are provided.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OHSU)

This is a 4 week experience in the full spectrum of oral & maxillofacial surgery (OMS). Rotating with OMS residents both clinically and in the operating room. Residents "scrub in" for the full OR experience. Cancer resection, reconstruction and ultimately rehabilitation are a large part of this rotation.

Connect with us

Clinic Line: 503-494-8867

2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Read OHSU Dental Clinic’s Patient Appointment Protocol before arriving for your scheduled appointment.

Maps and directions

More questions? Contact us at:

OHSU School of Dentistry
General Practice Residency
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5042

Acting Program Director
Malin Friess, D.M.D 

Education Coordinator
Kathy Bao

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