VA Northern California Health Care System
Dental Residency ProgramGeneral Practice Residency in Dentistry
Sacramento VA Medical Center
The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) offers six positions for a one-year General Practice Residency in Dentistry. VANCHCS consists of two inpatient facilities located at Sacramento and Martinez and six outpatient clinics at McClellan, Mare Island, Fairfield, Oakland, Redding, and Chico. Three residents are assigned to the VA Mare Island Dental Clinic and three residents work at the VA McClellan Dental Clinic. The clinics are affiliated with the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and the University of California, School of Medicine at Davis. The VANCHCS General Practice Residency in Dentistry is a comprehensive program designed to provide clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the post-doctoral level. This program is approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Mare Island VA Outpatient Clinic
The VA Mare Island facility is a community-based outpatient clinic located in Vallejo, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Area is a very pleasant area to live and work, with mild winters and warm summers. Napa Valley is nearby and winter sports are available in the Lake Tahoe region. The McClellan outpatient clinic is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area. McClellan VA Outpatient Clinic
The general practice residency is a one year program designed to enhance the knowledge and clinical skills of the recent graduate dentist. This is achieved through the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of patients under the tutelage of the clinic’s staff dentists and consultant specialists. Emphasis is placed on working in an outpatient setting with hospital rotations. The program will allow the resident to learn to work effectively with other health professionals in the hospital environment while also having the opportunity to refine and advance their clinical skills in dentistry.