Why Choose Us for Dental and Oral Surgery?

  • Integration with your medical care: 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 have access to your electronic medical record and can easily correspond with your doctors.
  • Comfort seeing patients with complex medical problems: We see patients who are anticipating having or have had certain medical treatments including radiation to the head/neck region, organ transplant, cardiac surgical procedures, and institution of bisphosphonate therapy.
  • Team approach: The true secret to our success is how we work together as a team. One need only walk down the hall for a consultation with another dental provider rather than travelling to another office across the city or state.

Who can we treat?

Our general dentists provide routine dental care to Cleveland Clinic employees and their adult dependents (age 12 or older). Our hygienists provide dental cleanings for any patient referred by a Cleveland Clinic dentist or specialist. Our specialists (oral surgeons and periodontist) provide specialty care to any interested individual (employee or not).

Please note: Patients from the community at large may seek care in the dentistry department for dental treatment of sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. We provide dental care for adult patients with special needs.

Why seek oral care at the Cleveland Clinic?

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

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.

What We Treat

What We Treat

General Dentistry

  • Bite Analysis.

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


  • 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:
  • Treatment of short teeth with:
    • Crown Lengthening.
  • Treatment of failing dental implants.
  • Exposure of impacted teeth.
  • Management of oral pathology.
  • Gingival biopsies.

Oral Surgery

  • Treatment of hopeless or missing teeth:
  • 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



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.


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.


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 three residents for our one year residency. All applications must be completed through ADEA PASS. 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

Christine Fleckenstein
Program Coordinator

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations


To make an appointment, please call 216.444.6907.

New Patients:
Please have your dentist email any recent radiographs to: dentalimages@ccf.org
Bring a list of your medical conditions, medications, prior hospitalizations, and allergies.
Bring your photo ID and insurance cards.

Insurance coverage:
We are preferred providers for CIGNA dental PPO.

Medical & Dental 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 Form:


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

A Building - Crile Building
Desk A71 (7th floor)
2049 East 100th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Cleveland Clinic Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
551 Washington St.
Room CF2-299
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Disclaimer: Treatment at this site is currently limited to sleep apnea patients

The “P2” parking garage at the corner of E. 100th St. and Carnegie or valet at the front entrance on E. 100th St.

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

You can now stay connected to your healthcare team through virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.