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. 

Discover more about OHSU's GPR Program!

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. 

General Practice Residency Leadership

James Katancik, D.D.S, Ph.D. - Professor of Periodontics and Interim Department Chair

Malin Friess, D.M.D. - Assistant Professor and Program Director

Meet our Residents and Faculty

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 is available to the resident. The goals of this rotation include preoperative evaluation, venipuncture technique, prevention and treatment of anesthetic emergencies, and airway management. 

Family Medicine (OHSU)

Rotating with attending physicians 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 are emphasized. Past residents have even delivered babies and scrubbed in during C-sections. 

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (OHSU)

As a 1-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.

Community Dentistry:

As a 2-week experience, residents participate in the full spectrum of community dentistry. Prevention of dental disease and maintenance of oral health will be emphasized in a community with limited access to dental care. 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OHSU)

This is a 3-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.

Radiation Medicine (OHSU)

This is a 3-day experience. Residents will learn modalities of treatment in radiation medicine for patients with head and neck oncology. Engagement in risk assessment for radiation patients will be learned as well as management of pre, peri, and post-radiation patients.

Sleep Medicine (OHSU & VA)

During this 1-week experience, the resident will achieve a basic understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and management of common sleep disorders, including home apnea testing and polysomnography. 

Cleft Lip & Palate (OHSU & Doernbecher Children's Hospital )

This is a 1-day experience with the number one referral center for cleft and craniofacial conditions in Oregon. It is a multidisciplinary craniofacial team where you will learn to evaluate and diagnose craniofacial conditions, realize orthodontic management strategies, and become knowledgeable regarding surgical techniques for cleft lip and palate repair. 

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 

Residency Program Coordinator
José Gutiérrez

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