Our General Practice Residency Program was last site visited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation on May 21, 2012 and meets or exceeds all the educational requirements. The ADA has authorized use of the following statement with regard to the program accreditation status granted by the Commission on Dental Accreditation: “The general practice residency is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements”.

This is the highest possible accreditation status. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Invitations for interview are designed to both identify high-quality candidates for our program and allow each candidate an opportunity to evaluate our program for its appropriateness to their postgraduate training goals and expectations. Interviews are scheduled to precede the Match Program deadline for submitting Rank Order Lists.

Canadian Trained Applicants:

Dental students from Canada who have attended American Dental Association Accredited Dental Schools are eligible to apply for a position in the program. Once accepted into the program the applicant would be required to obtain a visa.

Foreign Trained Applicants:

International students who have completed a program of dental education in an unregistered and unaccredited foreign dental school must complete not less than two academic years of study satisfactory to the New York State Department of Education in a registered or accredited dental school program including such subjects as may be necessary for certification by such registered or accredited school that you have achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of the school. If you have questions about acceptable programs, contact the New York State Board for Dentistry by e-mail at dentbd@mail.nysed.gov, by phone at 518-474-3817 ext. 550 or by fax at 518-473-6995.

The Application Process

There are two options for submitting your application to the residency program:

1. Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

Our General Practice Residency Program participates in the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Your PASS Application should specify program code: PGM #622/GPR.

American Dental Education Association
PASS Customer Service
1400 K. Street, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 800-353-2237
Fax: 202-667-4983
Email: passinfo@passweb.org

2. Direct Application

Applications may also be submitted directly to our program. Required information for direct applications include:

  • Completed Program Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Applicant Essay
  • Dean’s Letter + 2 additional letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from dental school (Official copies should be sent directly from your dental school registrar)
  • National Board Exam scores (Official copies should be sent directly from the National Boards)
  • Photo 2” x 2” (optional).

Program Application Form

Our application form is offered in the Adobe PDF format. You will need the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ software to view this file. If you already have this software installed, click on the link to view the file or right-click the link on a PC to begin your download. Macintosh users need to hold down the mouse button on the link, then select the appropriate option from the pop-up menu.

Getting Acrobat®

If you do not have Acrobat, you may download if for free. Visit https://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download Adobe® Acrobat®.

Once you have downloaded the application, print it, fill it out and mail or fax it to:

Evelyn Salgado, DMD
Director of Dental Services
Mohawk Valley Health System
1714 Burrstone Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

Email: esalgado@mvhealthsystem.org
Toll Free: 877-884-2269
Phone: 315-624-6247
Fax: 315-624-6519

Call Dr. Evelyn Salgado if you have questions.

The Selection Process

National Matching Service

Our General Practice Residency Program participates in the National Match Program. Your rank order submitted to the National Matching Service should specify program code: # 8605. Applicant’s interested in being considered for a position during our initial round of interviews MUST register for the Match.

For further information on the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, please contact National Matching Services Inc.:

National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1


National Matching Services Inc.
PO Box 1208
Lewiston, NY 14092-8208

Phone: 716-282-4013
Fax: 716-282-0611
Email: dentres@natmatch.com

You can also check out their website at: www.natmatch.com/dentres

Post Match Openings

Any positions available after the Match results have been released in late January or early February will be handled directly through our program.

The Interview Process

Interviews are generally scheduled after all required documents have been received and reviewed by the Selection Committee. Interview dates are usually scheduled on pre-arranged Saturdays in October, November and December. Interviews must be completed prior to the Match deadline for submitting our rank order list to the National Matching Service.