Veteran Affairs Medical Center-Long Beach

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Address:5901 E Seventh StLong Beach CA 90822-5201
Program director:Stephen B. Davis, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Stephen B. Davis, D.D.S.
Predoctoral director:N/A
Contact person:Stephen Davis, D.D.S.
Phone:562-826-8000, ext. 3171
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Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:July 15
Application fee:$0
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:1
Part-time faculty members:0
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer Board certified:2
Accept internationally trained dentists?No; residents must have graduated from an ADA-accredited dental school or have completed a U.S. dental school based international dentist program, acquiring a DDS or DMD degree.
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No, a valid license from any state is sufficient
  • Dental degree from an ADA-accredited school
  • Active and valid dental license from any state
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • National Board scores
Number of endodontic resident slots:2 per year
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-30
Tuition per year:$0
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$45,000-53,000
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:2
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:25%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:45%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:10-15 %
Clinical setting:Hospital
Affiliated institution:School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Publishable paper
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