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Dental Residency Program

Sacred Heart Medical Center

105 W 8th Ave, Suite 123C Spokane, WA 99204


4 dentists in white shirts and masks

Accepting Residents July 2023

Full Accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation April 2022

The one-year General Practice Residency program at Sacred Heart Medical Center is dedicated to providing dental treatment to mentally and physically challenged patients, medically complicated patients, and the under-served in our community. Specialized training will focus on helping the resident learn to consider not only the patient’s dental needs, but also how the patient’s underlying medical conditions will affect the delivery of his or her care.

We have constructed a new, state-of-the-art clinical facility at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and plan to begin construction of a second clinic in cooperation with CHAS Health in 2019. Residents will spend time at both facilities, training under our dental faculty. Residents will also participate in off-service clinical rotations under the supervision of our medical staff, which will include internal medicine, emergency medicine, cardiology and anesthesia.

Our residents will learn to interact with medical professionals to manage complicating factors to dental treatment, such as those associated with oncology patients, patients with underlying cardiovascular disease, patients planned for major cardiothoracic surgery, patients with dentofacial trauma, patients with significant head and neck space infections of dental origin, and patients with coagulopathies.

Residents will gain significant experience in outpatient care, as well as conducting inpatient consultation and care. Training will include conscious sedation, treatment planning and managing more complicated dental procedures, as well as practice management.

Our goal is to prepare the residents to be a more diverse clinical practitioner, with an enhanced skill set to be able to treat patients in both the office and hospital environment.

Contact Us

Program Director
Timothy B. Naomi, DDS
Providence Dental Residency
105 W. 8th Ave. Suite 123C
Spokane, WA 99204

Phone: 509-474-7498

Assistant Program Director
Tom Fernandes, DDS
Providence Dental Residency
105 W. 8th Ave. Suite 123C
Spokane, WA 99204

Phone: 509-474-7498


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