GPR Applications & Admissions

Are you interested in the General Practice Residency?


  • Application Deadline: October 15
  • Interviews: November/December
  • Starting date: July 1
  • Application fee: None
  • Degree/Certificate offered: Certificate
  • Faculty: 12
  • First year enrollment: 7
  • Ratio of acceptances/applicants: 1:5
  • Length of program: 12 months. An optional second year of residency is available but is not an accredited program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

Admissions criteria in order of importance:

  1. DMD or DDS from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school
  2. Commitment to general dentistry
  3. Class rank
  4. Grade point average
  5. National Board scores
  6. An interview is required for acceptance
  7. Applicants with a dental degree outside of US or Canada may be considered on an individual basis.

Send applications to:

 Dr. Nelly Elwany, Program Director
  General Practice Residency Program
  A219 Kentucky Clinic
  University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Applications Should Include:

  • Completed Universal Application for Residency (PDF)
  • Letter outlining interest in dentistry and interest in postgraduate program
  • Dental school and undergraduate transcripts
  • Dental class ranking
  • National Board Scores Part I must be passed successfully before applying to the program
  • National Board Scores Part II must be completed before applicant is eligible to start the program
  • 3 letters of recommendation, to include one from the Dean of your Dental School
  • Awards or distinctions, including dates
  • Research and/or teaching experience
  • List professional licenses/states in which you are licensed
  • Relevant work experience
  • Current curriculum Vitae
  • Current email address
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