Applicant Information


General (Dental) Practice Residency (Hospital Dentistry)


The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center General Practice of Dentistry Residency participates in the National Matching Program and the PASS program All applicants must apply to the program through these services. The General Practice of Dentistry Residency Training Program begins on the third Monday of each year. The length of the program is 12 months.
Applicants with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination

Application Requirements
The General Practice of Dentistry Residency Program must receive the following application documents from PASS:

  • Dean’s Letter
  • Three letters of recommendation (your choice of faculty)
  • Personal Statement
  • Dental School Transcripts
  • Match Code
  • Official National Board Scores (Part I & 2)
  • Undergraduate Transcripts

In addition to the PASS application, the following documents must be submitted directly to the program:

  • Small 2 x 2” Photograph

Applications will be considered complete when the program has received all the above documents on or before November 1st of the year preceding the desired date of entry into the program.

The program invites approximately 15 applicants to interview for the four approved positions. All applicants invited for an interview are contacted by mail or email.

Resident Selection
Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. The selection process will not consider gender, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. All applicants are selected through the National Matching Program process.


Any additional questions please contact
Gloria Cruse, OMFS and GPR Program Coordinator (use previous photo)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Street
Box #19
Torrance, CA 90509
Phone: 424-338-2710