Residency Program

Rhode Island Hospital offers a general dental practice residency at the Samuels Sinclair Dental Center.The Joseph S. Sinclair General Practice Residency at the Samuels Sinclair Dental Center opened in 2006. The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is located on the campus of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region.

The dental center is home to Rhode Island Hospital’s Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. There are two resident positions available for the 12-month program.

Rotations and clinical experience provide diverse educational experiences. The residents will rotate through Rhode Island Hospital’s departments of anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Hasbro Children’s Hospital provides experience in pediatric emergency medicine. During these rotations the residents gain experience with physical diagnosis, dental and hospital admissions, conscious and IV sedation, and learn a multi-disciplinary approach to dental care.

Residents participate in an extensive academic program in addition to their clinical experiences. These academic opportunities include patient care conferences, seminars and lectures by Samuels Sinclair Dental attending faculty and other dental professionals from the region, grand round presentations offered through the Lifespan hospital network, continuing education programs sponsored by the Rhode Island Dental Association, and other community services and advocacy programs on the state and local levels. In addition, residents will gain teaching experience with medical residents and Brown University medical students.

The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center opened its doors in 1931 with a mission to ensure children whose parents could not afford to pay would be provided with adequate dental care. In addition to providing dental care to children, we are the primary dental provider for patients of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Furthermore, we provide dental care to a large adult patient population.

The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is Rhode Island’s oldest dental practice and one of the first in the country to provide comprehensive dental care within a hospital setting. We see dental referrals from various clinics (transplant, oncology, hematology, and cardiology) in the hospital and from the emergency room. We provide comprehensive treatment including preventive, diagnostic, restorative, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and emergency dental services.

For more information please see the Residency Program Brochure or contact Elizabeth Benz, DMD, General Practice Residency Program director.

Elizabeth G. Benz, DMD
Director, Samuels Sinclair Dental Center
Program Director, Joseph S. Sinclair General Practice Residency
Division of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903
Office: 401-444-5995
Clinic: 401-444-5284
Fax: 401-444-4098
Administrative Assistant: 401-444-7195

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