The College of Dentistry operates a hospital dentistry clinical service at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The service includes divisions of general dentistry, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, and it interacts with the college's specialties of orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, diagnosis, oral pathology, and prosthodontics.

Dental person explaining a dental procedure to a patient.

The Hospital Dentistry Program offers a one-year general practice residency.

The general practice residency program prepares dentists for a broader scope of private practice in general dentistry. The program combines clinical and didactic training on an individual basis and meets fundamental requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA).

The residency covers one year of hospital-based training. Through postdoctoral clinical, didactic, and hospital experience, residents prepare to meet the oral health needs of a wide range of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients. Rotations and patient experiences are located at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Residency training includes use of hospital resources, management of ambulatory patients, inpatients, same-day surgery patients, and emergency medical and dental patients. Residents participate in consultations with other hospital services and are assigned to appropriate hospital services to fulfill the objectives of the training program. They are appointed to the hospital's house staff and have the same privileges and responsibilities as residents in other professional education programs.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be graduates of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association. They also must be eligible for licensure to practice dentistry in the United States. Application deadline is September 1 for the following July 1. See the Hospital Dentistry-General Practice Residency Program website for admission and application requirements.