General Dental Surgery Residency
Dr. Suher Baker, DMD, BDS, MS
Section Chief and Pediatric Dentistry Program Director
Dentistry is a dynamic profession and we strive to assure that our program mirrors the evolution. Our patient base provides ample opportunities for gaining or expanding the resident's experience in disciplines such as implant dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, conscious sedation, pain management beyond the use of local anesthetics and more. Rotations to anesthesia help to improve your skills in medical risk assessment and overall patient management. In addition to the department's clinic setting, the resident will be able to provide comprehensive dental care in the operating room and work with physicians and other health care providers throughout the hospital. Clinical training is supplemented with an array of lectures, seminars and conferences throughout the year. In addition to these didactic activities, the resident will be required to submit a research paper at year's end. The resident will have the privilege of working with a variety of dental and medical specialists in both clinical and classroom settings.
Yale-New Haven Hospital's Dental Clinic is open to the general public, and all patients are seen by appointment for comprehensive care and to address dental emergencies.
The GPR program is clinically oriented, with 80 percent of the resident's time devoted to providing dental care. The remaining time is devoted to medical rotation and various non-clinical didactic experiences. Lectures are held at Y-NHH as well as the Hospital of St. Raphael, and the majority of clinical training occurs at Y-NHH's Dental Clinic.