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How to Apply & Requirements

General Practice Residency in Dentistry

How to Apply & Requirements

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Contact: Linda B. Chie, D.D.S.
VA Mare Island Dental Clinic
Bldg. 201, Walnut Ave. (160/MI)
Mare Island, CA 94592

Candidates for the program must:

  1. Be a graduate of a dental school approved by the American Dental Association.
  2. Be a citizen or naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
  3. Complete VA application form “Application for Health Profession Trainees” 10-2850d.
  4. Be approved by the VA Dean’s Committee and the VANCHCS Director.
  5. Meet physical requirements.

In addition, we require the applicant to complete requirements for one of the following categories:

  1. Category A – be a participant in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) and advise them to send the appropriate documents to our facility. Recent 2x2 photograph.

VA form 10-2850d “Application for Health Profession Trainees”

  1. Category B – supply the following information to the program director:
  • Dental school transcriptDental class standing if available
  • Brief personal statement as to why you want to apply for a residency position
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • National Board Part I score (Part II score if available)
  • Letter or statement of recommendation by your dental school dean
  • Recent 2x2 photograph
  • Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH) number