We see people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world. We employ the latest techniques and most advanced technologies to solve complex oral and dental problems. More important than the latest technology, however, is our firm belief that the team approach to solving problems provides superior results.
The Team Approach
The vast resources of Cleveland Clinic provide us access to advanced twenty-first century technology not available to most private offices because of cost. But the true secret to our success is our effective use of our 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.
Because of its national and international prominence, Cleveland Clinic attracts exceptional professionals from all over the country and around the world and for whom financial compensation is of less importance than in private practice. Since Cleveland Clinic physicians and dentists are salaried, there is no financial motivation to order any but the most relevant tests or to make unnecessary referrals.
While Cleveland Clinic dentists treat routine dental patients daily, they 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.
Complex Dental Services
Listed below are a few of the conditions with which we commonly are involved, for which we provide a full range of dental services.
- Medicine Dental Services
- "High Risk"
- Head and Neck Radiation/Surgery
- Orthopaedic Implants
- Organ Transplants
What We Treat
Make an appointment with the Dentistry & Oral Surgery department by calling 216.444.6907.
What We Treat
- Caring for Your Dentures
- Complex Medicine
- Dental Hygiene (Cleaning)
- Dental Implants
- Implants with Dentures
- Oral Surgery
- Oral Wellness
- Sleep Apnea
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.
Resident education is an integral component of the mission of Cleveland Clinic. With a dedicated professional staff of specialists and general dentists, a world renowned medical center and a state-of-the-art physical facility, Cleveland Clinic is positioned to offer a unique experience in post-doctoral dental training.
- Train the resident to act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral healthcare, providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner, directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
- Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral healthcare for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
- 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.
- Function effectively within the interdisciplinary healthcare teams in the hospital environment.
- Apply scientific principles to learning and oral healthcare, including the use of critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making and technology-based information retrieval systems.
- Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
- Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.
The program curriculum is designed to train residents to provide comprehensive dental care with a multidisciplinary approach. Rotations make up approximately five months of the year and are focused in the following areas:
- Oral Surgery
- Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
- Emergency Medicine
- IMPACT (history and physical)
- Head and Neck Radiology
The remaining seven months of the year are spent in the dental clinic treating a wide variety of patients including well patients for general dental care, medically complex hospital inpatients (i.e. cardiac, head and neck cancer, organ transplant), and special needs patients in the operating room to round out the hospital dentistry experience.
The didactic portion of the program includes weekly lectures, journal club, literature reviews, and case presentations. Each resident is expected to present a table clinic at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting and the Greater Cleveland Dental Society North Coast Spring Meeting.
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.
Cleveland Clinic accepts two PGY-1 residents in resident training for a one-year General Practice Residency. All applicants must possess a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited United States or Canadian dental school. Cleveland Clinic Dentistry participates in the PASS program.
In addition to the Resident program, the department offers a very limited number of formal externships. Externs are accepted for one week and spend time in the clinic and laboratory with the staff and residents. The goal of the program is to expose third and fourth year students to clinical practice in a hospital setting through observation and discussion.
For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s Residency Program in General Dentistry, please contact:
Betty Haberkamp, DDS
Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute
Section of Dentistry, A-70
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Cleveland Clinic Section of Dentistry is located on the 7th floor (Desk A-70) in the outpatient Crile building on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center recognized as a National Referral Center and an International Health Resource. It is dedicated to providing quality specialized care and includes an outpatient clinic, a hospital with over 900 staffed beds, an education division, and a research institute.