Howard University Hospital’s General Practice Residency has a long history of providing dental care to patients in Washington, DC and the Metropolitan surrounding area. We challenge our residents to expand themselves in both their clinical and academic skills. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching each resident those skills that will enable them to become exceptional oral health care providers.

The one-year dental residency is designed to expand the graduate dentist’s knowledge of the relationship between oral and systemic conditions as well as reinforce their skills as a general dentist. A broad range of clinical experiences are provided in the hospital setting that involve the dental residents with the medical, emotional and social problems of patients, as well as their dental care. Residents are presented with challenging cases that teach proper diagnosis and treatment planning skills. We encourage our residents to develop skills that will allow them to comfortably treat even the most advanced cases. 

What makes our GPR program unique is the clinical experience and the evidence-based approach to patient care. Our residents treat all ages and ethnic groups which provides a wide range of clinical proficiencies. We also emphasize treatment of underserved populations. Many of these patients are treated in the dental clinic under IV sedation, or general anesthesia, or in the operating room under general anesthesia. Under the consultation and supervision of attending dental specialists, each resident selects a nucleus of patients for whom total treatment plans are developed and implemented.

We welcome your application to our program and look forward to meeting you.


Our program is designed to increase the resident's knowledge of oral and systemic interrelationships and manifestations in healthy individuals and, also, in those with abnormalities and diseases; to broaden clinical experiences; and to further prepare the resident in the management of the total oral health of a wide range of ambulatory and medically-compromised patients.  Emphasis is placed on the management of patients with conditions not commonly seen in the dental school clinics.


Christian King, DDS

Program Director