WellSpan Medical Education

About Your Externship

Personalized attention to the student dentist and the variety of clinical dental experiences are successful ingredients in our externship program.

Dental students have the opportunity to complete a one-to-four-week externship.  Each student has a full schedule of patients in the clinic daily, including emergency patient walk-ins.  Students also have the opportunity to provide some clinical care in the operating room setting.  Extern students actively participate in the lecture schedule, journal clubs, treatment plan sessions, and clinical conferences attended by our full-time residents and led by our hospital staff or community dentists. 

Our patient population is diverse and there may be numerous opportunities to treat medically compromised patients.  All dental procedures are performed by the extern with the aid of a dental assistant and under the supervision of an attending.

The WellSpan York Hospital dental program’s teaching staff includes a full-time program director, a full-time assistant program director, two full-time general practice attendings and a part-time oral surgeon.  There are also three full-time hygienists, one part-time hygienist and a full staff of dental assistants and receptionists.

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