UOP Dental Anesthesiology Internship - a non-categorical internship program - Soft Launch '24-'25

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UOP Division: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Jun 13, 2024
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The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Division of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), offers a one-year internship position for dentists who are seeking to gain an additional year of education and experience in anesthesiology & perioperative care while in pursuit of becoming a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist specialist. This is designed to be the ideal program for a gap year, especially for those that have applied into dental anesthesiology residency programs and did not MATCH.

The primary goal of this internship is to provide each intern with an in-depth view of the role of the dentist anesthesiologist specialist in the preoperative evaluation and preparation of pediatric and adult patients for dental and surgical operations, and in their intraoperative and postoperative management.

To meet this goal, the internship is designed to provide a robust introduction to the practice of dental anesthesiology, with introductory education and experiences in:
  • basic anesthesia science and technology
  • applied cardiopulmonary physiology and resuscitation
  • pre-operative assessment and treatment planning
  • anesthesia equipment, supplies, ordering, and operations management
  • patient monitoring
  • intravenous access and cannulation
  • pharmacology, medication preparation, and delivery
  • basic and advanced airway management
  • anesthesia crisis resource management (ACRM)
  • perioperative systems of care and principles of patient safety
This program is designed as a robust non-categorical preliminary post-graduate training year, completed after graduation from an accredited dental school, and prior to entering a categorical dental anesthesiology residency training program.

This program is not intended to provide clinical training that would allow the intern, upon internship completion, to independently perform intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia, and is not intended to be a training course to support an application to a state dental board for a permit to independently administer sedation or general anesthesia.

For more information about the program and how to apply, please contact the program director via email.

Jesse West Manton, DDS, MS, CHSE, DADBA
Chief, Division of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 3F 348
Program Director, Anesthesiology Internship Program

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Email: [email protected]

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Interesting to see this development. I’m sure UoP is considering making a full on residency program out of this