BronxCare Health System

Dentistry General Practice Residency

BronxCare’s General Practice Residency is a one-year program with an optional second year. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation.

At BronxCare, general practice dental residents are trained to provide comprehensive primary care to patients in a hospital-based setting. Experience is obtained across the entire spectrum of dentistry including treatment planning, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthetics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and oral medicine.

General Practice Dental Residents are provided with a comprehensive didactic curriculum in order to provide evidence-based care to meet the needs of the community. Lectures include Evidence Based Dentistry & Journal Club, Monthly Case Conferences in Treatment Planning, Hands on Implant Seminar, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pedodontics, Medicine, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, and Practice Management.

PGY-1 Program Goals

  • Diagnose, treat and execute both routine and complex dental procedures for patients with varying needs.
  • Translate didactic and clinical knowledge into the effective practice of dentistry.
  • Develop the ability to manage medically compromised patients in an ambulatory and in-patient setting utilizing multidisciplinary approaches in the provision of oral health care.
  • Apply the concepts of patient/practice management and performance improvement in order to positively impact the oral health needs of the community served.
  • Apply the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, and cultural competency when providing patient care and health promotion/disease prevention.

PGY-2 Program Goals

The Second-Year General Practice Residency Program objectives are designed to expand on previous clinical and didactic experiences obtained upon previous completion of an accredited First-Year General Practice Residency. As a result, residents can function at a more advanced level clinically while developing skills in administration, instruction, and supervision of the first-year General Practice Residents. The program is structured to facilitate the residents’ identification and realization of their career goals through in-depth experiences in the disciplines of dentistry. Second-year dental residents also have the opportunity to concentrate on one or more areas of clinical interest including Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or Oral Surgery.

Dr. Ngozi Ubu, Clinical Director, examining patient.
Dr. Ngozi Ubu, Clinical Director, examining patient.

Residency Admissions Process

The admissions process has effectively produced a resident body whose diverse demographic, educational, and clinical backgrounds are enhancing the academic and practical experience. As well as achieving excellent patient outcomes, residents are fulfilling their own educational goals while also contributing and sharing their experiences with their colleagues.

Dr. Andrew Onyejiuwa, Clinical Director, Oral Surgery (right), and Cindy Greaves, RN.
Dr. Andrew Onyejiuwa, Clinical Director, Oral Surgery (right), and Cindy Greaves, RN.
Maryuly Martinez, Dental Assistant.
Maryuly Martinez, Dental Assistant.


The program continues to maintain a diverse faculty fully committed to creating a rewarding educational and practical experience for residents.


Residents are represented by the Committee of Interns & Residents (CIR) Union and have a full range of benefits, including health and dental coverage, vacation, holiday and sick days, and competitive salaries.

Future Directions

BronxCare is committed to ensuring the success of its Residency Programs. Its financial and concurrent administrative commitments are targeted to providing the institutional resources necessary to accomplish the program’s mission. The demonstrated strength of this commitment and flexible posture have provided the program with the ability to continue moving forward as evidenced by the 2019 expansion of clinical facilities, the recent purchases of a Sirona Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray unit and new ICAT CBCT machine, and planned renovation of the sterilization area.