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Off-Campus Postgraduate Programs — San Antonio


AEGD - San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic @ Haven for Hope

AEGD Residents rotate to the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic located at Haven for Hope in downtown San Antonio on Tuesdays (all day) and are supervised by AEGD faculty from the Postdoctoral Division of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry.  The San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (SACDC) is a non-profit, faith-based clinic staffed primarily by volunteer dentists and assistants whose primary mission is to provide comprehensive dental care to uninsured adults in San Antonio and Bexar County.  The SACDC moved its clinical facility to the newly established Haven for Hope campus to partner with other agencies in addressing the root causes of homelessness through education, job training and health services. The SACDC at Haven for Hope provides access to dental care for homeless families in San Antonio and Bexar County. 

 

While the primary clinical educational focus of the AEGD resident training at this site is primarily on oral surgery/third molar extractions and endodontic procedures, the AEGD residents also provide emergency and dental care as needed.

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology resident rotations:

  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
    • The USAF MTF and HSC have established approved professional programs that have been accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and other national professional certification agencies. The Program curricula require specialized clinical training in preparation for health professional certificates and degrees. OMR residents rotate to the Neuroradiology service at Willford Hall for a required 1-month rotation. Through this rotation, the OMR residents gain experience in MRIs, attend noon lectures and tumor boards; they're also exposed to CT scan and Cone Beam Technology.
  • iMagDent-RAD
    • The HSC and iMagDent have a medical affiliation agreement which allows our residents to rotate through their facility. The education objectives of the program resulting from this affiliation is to expose the residents to private practice in OMFR. The residents observe the operation and management of the facility; residents work with technician on clinical image acquisition and at the workstation as the schedule will allow; residents observe and if needed, participate in image conversion using multiple software programs; and residents observe infection control plans and procedures and any other governmental regulations. OMR residents (second year) rotate 1/2 day per month for 6-12 months as scheduled.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident rotations:

  • University Health Center Downtown (Brady Green)
    • This facility serves as an outpatient clinic for University Health System and is located in downtown San Antonio. The patient population served by this ambulatory care clinic provides experiences for OMS residents, working with patients having multiple medical conditions, multiple medications and other disabling diseases. Oral Surgery residents see a wide variety of pathologic conditions and are exposed to the management of patients with TMJ symptoms as well as post trauma patients. Specifically, the OMS residents gain experience in outpatient dentoalveolar surgery, doing physical examinations and case presentations of orthognathic surgery patients.
  • Bexar County Hospital District / University Health System / University Hospital
    • Through an affiliation agreement with University Hospital, San Antonio’s Level One Trauma facility, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents work with their faculty to perform dento-alveolar surgery and implants, surgical removal of soft and bony tumors, cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasties and blepharoplasties, orthognathic surgery for the correction of dentofacial deformities and malocclusions, reconstruction of facial defects of various origins, open reduction and internal fixation of facial fractures and trauma of the head and neck, as well as temporomandibular joint surgery.
  • Methodist Healthcare System / Methodist Hospital
    • Through an affiliation agreement with the Methodist Healthcare System, the OMS residents work with faculty and private practice physicians during the weekends to diagnose and treat patients in need of orthognathic surgery
  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System/Audie Murphy VA Hospital
    • The South Texas VA serves a large, generally older veteran patient population with multiple medical problems. Through an affiliation agreement with the Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, OMS residents rotate to the VA where they work under the supervision of Dr. Haverkorn who is appointed as adjunct faculty, in a broad-scope practice consisting of four clinic days and one OR day every week. The majority of patients are referred for dento-alveolar surgery including implants and implant grafting. The practice also includes orthognathic surgery, pathology (benign and malignant), oral medicine, invasive TMD therapy, trauma, and trauma reconstruction.

 

Orthodontic Residents - Christus Santa Rosa Hospital

The Orthodontic Residency Program provides orthodontic care through the Dental Clinic at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center in downtown San Antonio.  Through this outreach community-based training program, orthodontic care to the indigent population of our city includes treatment of regular dental malocclusions as well as orthodontic care for patients with dentofacial deformities, cleft lip and palate and pre-orthognathic surgery.  This is a required  half-day per week rotation for all orthodontic residents during their 2nd and 3rd year, supervised by orthodontic faculty.   Orthodontic faculty and residents are also available to participate on craniofacial anomalies (CFA) teams at Santa Rosa Hospital and offer the orthodontic care for CFA patients at both hospital site and the Orthodontic Clinic at UTHSCSA.

 

Pedo Residents

  • Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center / Hospital
    • Pediatric Dentistry residents rotate to the Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center/Hospital – Dental Clinic, a 6 chair clinic owned by Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, located in downtown San Antonio. Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center serves as the hematology and oncology center for children in South Texas. All Pediatric Dentistry residents gain experience in providing comprehensive pediatric dental care to children up to age 13 at this hospital outpatient clinic which serves underserved children in San Antonio/Bexar County. OR and after-hours emergency dental care services are also provided as needed. Pediatric Dentistry faculty, staff and residents are responsible for the operation of the clinic full-time, year-round (2 Pediatric Dentistry residents). Approximately 25% of the children treated through this program are medically compromised. Pediatric Dentistry residents also do rotations in anesthesia and pediatric medicine at this facility.
  • Ricardo Salinas Clinic / San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
    • Pediatric Dentistry residents rotate to the Ricardo Salinas Dental Clinic, a 7-chair clinic owned by the City of San Antonio/San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, located in downtown San Antonio. All Pediatric Dentistry residents gain experience in providing comprehensive pediatric dental care to children up to age 13 at this clinic which serves as the safety net for underserved children in San Antonio/Bexar County. Pediatric Dentistry faculty, staff and residents are responsible for the
  • Dr. Frank Bryant Clinic / CommuniCare
    • Pediatric Dentistry residents rotate to the Frank Bryant Health Center, an 18-chair (Pedo: 6 chairs + 2 quiet rooms) clinic owned and operated by CommuniCare, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), located on the Eastside of San Antonio. All Pediatric Dentistry residents gain experience in providing comprehensive pediatric dental care to children up to age 13 at this FQHC which provides dental care for underserved children and adults in San Antonio. Pediatric Dentistry faculty and residents rotate to the Dr. Frank Bryant Clinic, clinic full-time, year-round (2 Pediatric Dentistry residents and 3 senior dental students). Dental students also rotate to this clinic to receive training in conjunction with the Pediatric Dentistry residents under faculty supervision.

Periodontics residents - South Texas Veterans Health Care System/Audie Murphy VA Hospital

Periodontics Residents rotate to the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital Dental Clinic located in the Medical Center Area as part of their clinical training during the 2nd and 3rd residency training years (one half day/week for four weeks). The purpose of this rotation is to provide the periodontics residents clinical training in a community setting outside the dental school in which residents receive enriching experiences focused primarily on surgical therapy and conscious sedation. Through this rotation, veterans, including medically compromised patients receive periodontal therapy. A VA periodontist serves as the supervising faculty member for this rotation and is appointed as an adjunctfaculty member for this rotation. Second year residents also participate in an anesthesia rotation at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital.