HSDM Oral Physician Residency Featured

The innovative oral physician residency program developed by HSDM faculty members Donald Giddon, DMD59, PD62, PhD, and Brian Swann, DDS, MPH, received attention in an online article on DrBicuspid.com. Sponsored by HSDM, Harvard Medical School, and the Cambridge Health Alliance, the oral physician residency is an extra year of study between the resident’s graduation from general practice residency and additional specialty training or general practice. It provides added rotations in emergency medicine, oral surgery, medicine, anesthesia, and pediatric dentistry. The goals of the program are to help address the shortage of primary medical care in the United States and improve communication and understanding among the various members of an integrated health care team.