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Einstein Healthcare Network's Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine offers the regions largest and most comprehensive hospital-based dental education program. In a challenging clinical and academic environment, postdoctoral programs in General Practice; Endodontics and Orthodontics prepare residents for leadership as clinicians and mentors.

The General Practice Residency Program offers a one-year program with an optional second. The optional second year meets the needs of residents who would like to pursue additional experience in implant placement/restoration and more complex restorative treatment cares. (Academic Year = 52 weeks = 2080 clock hours).

The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine shares equal status with Einstein Healthcare Network's other clinical departments. More than 40 faculty members, including specialists in every field of dental medicine, guide residents in clinical, didactic and research areas. The favorable faculty-resident ratio allows for an enhanced learning experience through personal guidance.

The department's longstanding academic associations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Temple University School of Dentistry broaden and enrich the residents' educational experiences. Dental students from the University of Pennsylvania complete rotations at Einstein Healthcare Network and the three institutions freely share information and resources.

Graduates of our programs are rewarded with abundant career opportunities. 

Goals of the Program

  1. Act as a primary care oral health provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral healthcare; provides patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities; and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
  2. Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral healthcare for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs and medically complex patients.
  3. Manage the delivery of oral healthcare by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that is responsive to a dynamic healthcare environment.
  4. Function effectively within the hospital and other healthcare environments.
  5. Function effectively within interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  6. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral healthcare. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  7. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
  8. Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.

Growth and Innovation

From one resident and a single operatory in 1926, the department has expanded to 20 residents and 21 operatories in a modern 8,000 square-foot facility in the medical center's outpatient area. Einstein Healthcare Network's emergency department has an ever growing populace of patients requiring our unique skills, offering dental residents the opportunity to care for dental emergencies in the emergency unit.

In addition, dental residents provide dental treatment for patients under general anesthesia in the Medical Center's major operating suite

In the clinical area, the department's Implantology Program, which employs several contemporary systems, reflects Einstein's Commitment to innovation in dental medicine. This was the first hospital-based outpatient program of its kind in Philadelphia.

Most recently, major clinical renovations occurred including placement of new dental delivery systems in all 3 programs areas. Also, all dental imaging systems were converted to digital technology including the placement of a 3D Cone Beam unit utilized by the 3 residency programs. Residents present table clinics, poster displays and research papers at regional and national meetings.


Major endowments add to the level of academic and clinical excellence at Einstein Healthcare Network. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine, the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics, the Phillip S. Kanev Division of Restorative Dentistry and the Jack Magill Orthodontic Clinical Facility have been named in recognition of these individuals.

The department also sponsors four endowed conferences: the Morris Kelner Memorial Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, the Steven P. Chartan Memorial Lecture, and the Irwin J. Freedman Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry (co-hosted by the Southern Dental Society of New Jersey); and the Maxwell S. and Anna K. Fogel Memorial Conference on Dental Medicine and Resident Graduation.


George A. Souliman, BDS, DMD
Chairman of Phillip S. Kanev Division of Restorative Dentistry and Program Director of the Dental General Practice Residency Program

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