Rotations – Emergency On Call

Dental residents are scheduled to provide dental coverage for the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry during weeknights, weekends, and holidays. Because residents take call from home, it is required that residents live within a 30-minute commute of the hospital. An equitable schedule of emergency call coverage is formulated and distributed to residents on the first day of the residency program.

In addition, general practice residents will assist oral surgery residents on emergency call during the dental resident's two-month oral surgery rotation.  This emergency call duty is in-house and not taken from home.