Overview

Overview

Why Choose Us for Dental and Oral Surgery?

Oral health is an important part of your overall health.  Maximize both by getting your dental care from an integrated group of well-trained dentists and board-certified specialists who are able to work seamlessly with your other health care providers. We provide general dental care and oral surgical procedures including dental cleanings to hospital employees and those with special medical needs. Additionally, our specialists can take referrals from area physicians or other dental providers.

Please note: We only provide general dental care to Cleveland Clinic employees and dependents.

The Team Approach

The true secret to our success is how we work together as a team. With access to multiple dental, surgical, and medical specialties, our patients have only to walk down the hall for a specialty consultation as opposed to traveling to another office across the city or state.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked number one in Ohio and among the top three hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition speaks to the quality of our care and our exceptional patient outcomes.

We are proud to be the Official Healthcare Provider of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Complex Medicine

While Cleveland Clinic dentists treat routine dental patients daily, we also handle more complex medical and dental issues.

For example, we see patients who are anticipating or have had certain medical treatments, such as radiation treatment involving the head and neck, or cardiac valve surgical procedures, that require special dental screening and possible treatment.

Our dentists work closely with our medical and surgical teams to provide the best overall outcome for the more complicated issues our patients may face.

What We Treat

What We Treat

General Dentistry

Preventative Dental Care

Bite analysis

Treatment of cavities or tooth fractures with:

Treatment of missing teeth with:

  • Bridges
  • Implant crowns
  • Dentures: complete, partial  and implant-supported

Dental Sleep Medicine/Management of Sleep Apnea

  • Fabrication of oral appliances

Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Limited Orthodontics: Correction of Malocclusions

  • Invisalign
  • Fabrication of retainers

Dental Management of Adult Special Needs Patients

  • Full-mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia

Dental Management of Patients Undergoing Surgery or Head/Neck Radiation

  • Pre-operative clearance exams
  • Fabrication of fluoride trays
  • Pre-operative cleanings
  • Pre-operative extractions
  • Post-treatment dental care for patients with head/neck cancer

Periodontics

Treatment of gum recession with:

  • Gum grafting

Treatment of periodontal disease with:

  • Oral hygiene instructions
  • Deep cleaning (Scaling/root planning)
  • Periodontal osseous surgery
  • Bone grafting around teeth
  • Extractions

Treatment of hopeless or missing teeth with:

  • Extractions with bone grafting
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Sinus elevation
  • Dental implant placement

Treatment of failing dental implants

  • Exposure of impacted teeth
  • Management of oral pathology
  • Biopsies

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Management of patients with defects or disabilities present at birth or developed due to disease or trauma.

  • Fluoride carriers
  • Interim and definitive obturators
  • Mandibular resection prosthesis
  • Palatal lift prosthesis
  • Palatal augmentation prosthesis
  • Surgical obturator prosthesis

Oral Surgery

Treatment of hopeless or missing teeth

  • Extractions, including third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions
  • Bone grafting
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Sinus elevation
  • Dental implant placement
  • Oro-antral fisula repair

Management of maxillofacial trauma and jaw fractures
Management of skeletal jaw deformities

  • Orthognathic surgery

Management of head/neck muscular disorders

  • BOTOX®

Management of temporomandibular disorders

  • TMJ surgery

Management of oral pathology

  • Removal of jaw cysts and tumors
  • Biopsies of bone or gum lesions
Our Doctors

Our Doctors

For Professionals

For Professionals

Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute is providing the highest quality care to patients. Over the past several years, the HNI has begun to assess outcomes data as measures of quality.

Cleveland Clinic General Practice Residency

Thank you for your interest in the General Practice Residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Resident education is an integral component of the mission of Cleveland Clinic and the Section of Dentistry. The GPR is a one year experience in hospital dentistry during which residents treat a diverse patient population with wide ranging dental and medical needs.

We have developed a well-rounded program that provides varied clinical experiences to hone and expand the skills and knowledge learned during dental school. The clinical program is supported by a robust academic curriculum.

Educational Objectives

  1. Train the resident to act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care, providing 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 health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
  3. Offer experiences to allow the resident to advance his or her clinical skill levels in the areas of patient assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, dental and medical emergencies, pain control, operative dentistry, periodontal therapy, exodontia, and fixed and removable prosthodontics.
  4. Function effectively within the interdisciplinary health care teams in the hospital environment.
  5. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care, including the use of critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  6. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
  7. Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.

Curriculum

The program curriculum is designed to train residents to provide comprehensive dental care with a multidisciplinary approach. Rotations outside of dentistry make up approximately six weeks of the year:

  • Anesthesia (three weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Pre-operative history and physical (one week)

The remainder of the year is spent in the dental clinic treating patients including well patients for general dental care, medically complex hospital inpatients and outpatients (i.e. cardiac, head and neck cancer, organ transplant), and special needs patients in the operating room. Throughout the year, residents work closely with general dentists and specialists. In addition, time during the year is specifically dedicated to rotations and observations in:

  • Oral surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Sleep Dentistry

The didactic portion of the program includes lectures, journal clubs, literature reviews, and case presentations. Each resident develops and to presents a table clinic to the Section of Dentistry and local Grand Rounds in the spring.

On-Call

Residents provide on-call service to the hospital during night and weekend hours on a rotating basis which is determined by the residents at the beginning of each year. Call can be taken from home provided the resident can reach the hospital within 30 minutes.

Meet our Faculty

Anne Clemons, DMD
Anne Clemons, DMD
Program Director

Betty Haberkamp, DDS
Betty Haberkamp, DDS
Associate Program Director

Training at Cleveland Clinic

For more information about training at the Cleveland Clinic, please visit Graduate Medical Education

How to Apply

The Cleveland Clinic GPR currently accepts two residents for our one year residency. All applications must be completed through ADEA PASS. For incoming class of 2022-2023, applications must be completed by September 15, 2021. We do not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the Match).

Refer to our PASS profile for complete application requirements. Please note, the following must be fulfilled:

  • Graduation from a CODA accredited dental school prior to matriculation
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Must have passed National Dental Board Examination Part I. Must pass Part II prior to enrollment.

Please add a paragraph to your personal statement discussing what it is about the Cleveland Clinic GPR that appeals to you.

Selection of the GPR residents is performed by the Selection Committee which consists of current faculty and residents. 

Institutional criteria for selection include preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, written and verbal communication skills, and motivation and integrity. Selection criteria must be consistent with all applicants and there must not be any discrimination in the selection process with regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In addition to adhering to the Institutional policy, the Dental Section of the Head and Neck Institute includes the following policy regarding the criteria and procedure for selection of eligible candidates. This process includes review of eligible candidates by a program selection committee, individual interviews and interview evaluations. Criteria used in the selection process includes:

  • Review of the eligibility requirements
  • Performance on standardized dental board examinations
  • Overall academic performance in dental school
  • Recent clinical training or experience
  • Motivation to pursue a career in dentistry
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Record of scholarly activity
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty
  • Dean’s letter
  • Dental school transcripts

This institution will perform random drug screening and applicant must pass a cotinine (nicotine free) test before matriculation.

For additional information, please contact:

Anne Clemons, DMD
Program Director
clemona3@ccf.org
216.444.6397

Christine Fleckenstein
Program Coordinator
216.444.3104
fleckec@ccf.org

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

Select patients can now see our providers online from their home or office by using the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. This service allows patients a fast, secure and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer. The benefits of choosing a virtual visit include no travel or parking, less waiting, significant time savings, no copay or facility fee and the convenience of seeing your physician from wherever you choose.

If you would like to use Express Care Online for your next visit, please call your provider’s office. If you are eligible, our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the cost of your appointment and setup instructions.

Appointments & Location

Appointments & Location

The Section of Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthetics is a multi-specialty, dental program dedicated to the delivery of high quality oral health care in a hospital setting at Cleveland Clinic's main campus.

We provide tertiary dental care to patients who are admitted to the hospital and those with complex medical needs who are referred by a physician.

Please note: We only provide general dental care to Cleveland Clinic employees and dependents.

Appointments

To make an appointment, please call 216.444.6907.

  • Bring your photo ID and insurance card to your appointment
  • Bring a list of your medical conditions, medications and allergies.
  • Send written referrals, radiology reports and recent x-rays to: dentalimages@ccf.org or fax: 216.445.8570

We are preferred providers for Cigna Dental PPO insurance.

Location

Our office is located at Cleveland Clinic's main campus:

A Building - Crile Building
Desk A71
2049 East 100th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Medical Professionals

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to the Section of Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthetics via fax, please download and complete the correct referral form below and fax to 216.444.8570.

Physician Referral Forms: