Journal Club and Patient Care Conference

A Journal Club and Patient Care Conference session will be held every other month.  Residents will select a current article from provided peer-reviewed literature to formally present to co-residents, clinical faculty, and adjunct faculty. For the Patient Care portion, each resident will prepare a medically or clinically complex case to present. Residents and faculty will formally evaluate and provide feedback on each resident’s article and clinical case.

Advanced Treatment Planning Conference

Advanced Treatment Planning conference is held every other month. Residents will each bring a comprehensive case (models, photos, and radiographs) they are planning or in the process of treating. Discussion will be facilitated by UAMS Faculty Dentists and Adjunct Faculty.


Didactic lectures are given on Friday afternoons. All GPR residents, including those on rotation, are required to attend these Friday sessions. Space permitting, continuing education courses offered by the UAMS Center for Dental Education are made available to the residents. Residents will also attend a yearly CE course facilitated by the Arkansas chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. Residents are also exposed to organized dentistry and will attend the fall annual meeting of the Arkansas State Dental Association.

Didactic topics include, but are not limited to:

  • ACLS
  • Anesthesia
  • Dental Clearance
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient
  • Dental Photography
  • Dental Restorations: Techniques, Pearls, Decisions
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Endodontics
  • Ethics and Patient-Focused Care
  • Fabrication of Dental Sleep Appliances
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Geriatric Patient Care
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
  • Immediate Extract and Place Implants
  • Interprofessional Health Care
  • Informed Consent
  • Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries
  • Occlusion
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthodontics Using Clear Aligners
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Pharmacology
  • Practice Management
  • Principles of Practice Management/Jurisprudence
  • Radiation Oncology: The Cancer Patient
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Sedation, Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Suturing
  • Treatment of TMD
  • Writing Medical Consults