Accepting Applications for January 2024 Enrollment
(Six-Month Program | January 2024 through June 2024)
The Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health offers a General Practice Residency (GPR) preceptorship. This program is classified as 'fast-tracked' and is designed to familiarize the participating graduated dentist with principles, practice, procedures and protocols of a general dental practice in the U.S. By learning different methods and materials, participants can become more competitive when applying for dental residency programs. This program is open to graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada.
This is a full-time preceptorship consisting of didactic and clinical aspects offered by the department. Due to the demands of the full-time program, outside activities that can interfere with the program are not permitted.
Preceptors are expected to attend all of the classes the residents are assigned to, participate in rotations, obtain knowledge in comprehensive care dentistry, treat patients with complex medical conditions, be familiar with dental treatment in a hospital setting and use interdisciplinary treatment planning.
Clinical and Laboratory:
Total Estimated Program Cost: $45,000
Includes fees for:
Professional Liability Insurance
Student Health Services
Technology and Library Fees
As the preceptorship is a non-accredited program, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry cannot provide financial assistance toward tuition and fees.
Acceptance into the program does not allow for refunds of any tuition and fees. Failure to make program payments in full will result in dismissal from the program.
Applicants are required to submit the following documentation along with the completed application:
Application deadline for January 2024 entry: August 1, 2023
Late applications will be accepted until August 31, 2023 with a $250 late fee.
Our preceptorships are not required for dentists (U.S. and/or internationally-trained) to apply for UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Advanced Education programs.
Acceptance into a UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry preceptorship does not guarantee acceptance into any of our Advanced Education programs. Interested individuals must apply through standard procedures.
Our dental preceptorships do not award academic credit. Participants will receive a letter of completion upon completing the program.
For inquires regarding licensure in Texas, visit the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners website. Information about licensure in other states is available from the ADA website under 'licensures.
If you are a Non-U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident applicant, we will work with our Office of International Affairs to assist with the appropriate documentation needed for you to enter the U.S. to participate in the program.
The process can take between 8 - 12 weeks and must be completed before you enter the U.S. Please be aware that the Office of International Affairs will require you to submit documents of financial support in order to process a visa.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Contact the PACE Center for application process questions.
GPR Preceptorship Director:
Michael M. Chan, DDS
Contact Preceptorship Director for didactic and clinical questions.