Department of Dentistry

The Department of Dentistry, provides family dental care, preventive care, periodontics, restorations, obturators, crowns and bridges, endodontics, implants, oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Faculty and residents also treat special needs patients with systemic disorders and developmental disabilities that require care in the hospital setting.

The University of Virginia Health System has a one- to two-year General Practice Dental Residency for graduates of dental schools, designed to allow residents to expand their clinical knowledge and learn more about treating medically compromised patients. Our residents are part of our clinical staff. UVA also offers Graduate Externships and Undergraduate Internships.

To promote well-being and to foster a sense of community and compassion, UVA has developed a program to to assist residents to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of training. The website is divided by topics of wellness – financial, physical, and mental/emotional.

 

General Practice Dental Residency

The UVA Health System has a General Practice Dental Residency for graduates of dental schools, designed to allow them to expand their clinical knowledge and learn more about treating medically compromised patients.

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Meet the Chair

Dr. Brian Hoard is chair of Dentistry at UVA. His clinical interests include sports dentistry — he provides mouthguards for UVA sports — and dental treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
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Externships & Internships

UVA Dentistry is a popular location for externs from dental Schools and hygiene schools who have contracts with UVA. UVA also offers undergraduate Internships.
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Children’s Specialty Services

UVA Dentistry provides services for pediatric patients at the Children’s Medical Center. The most common medical diagnoses of our patients are autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, developmental delay and behavioral disorders.
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