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The General Practice Residency (GPR) Program is an advanced education program. Every year, 11 to 13 residents undergo an intensive 12-month training program under the supervision of LSUSD faculty with specialties in comprehensive restorative dentistry, hospital dentistry, sedation dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Half of the residents are based in Baton Rouge and practice out of a clinic located inside of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Half of the residents are based in New Orleans and practice out of the University Medical Center Hospital.

The services provided by the GPR residents function as a "safety net" for dentists and physicians around the state and especially in the greater Baton Rouge area. This means that specialized care, often called "hospital dentistry", is provided to patients with complex medical and dental conditions.

Residents in the GPR Program also support the dental community throughout Louisiana by providing the intense care required by "special needs" patients, including:

  • Those with developmental disabilities including gag reflex problems,
  • Patients requiring general anesthesia,
  • Patients needing moderate oral and IV sedation due to medical or severe
  • Medically compromised patients who need care in a comprehensive dental/medical setting,
  • Medicaid children and teens requiring IV or oral sedation, and
  • Patients referred by any dentist or physician, including specialists with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Typically, these are patients who require dental clearance prior to chemotherapy, radiation, heart valve or joint replacement.

The LSUSD Clinic is an affiliate of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) and a member of the LSU Healthcare Network. These connections enable comprehensive care through the referral network among medical and dental specialists. The affiliation with OLOL also means that residents receive advanced training in clinical medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia and comprehensive dentistry. Care is provided at discounted rates.

The LSUSD Clinic also serves as a learning center for “teaching dental cases.” GPR residents are given advanced training in comprehensive restorative dentistry that includes:

  • Implant retained prosthetics
  • Patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) or concerns,
  • Crowns and bridges,
  • Removable prosthetics, and
  • Oral pathology.

The LSUSD Clinic in Baton Rouge is under the direction of Dr. Lynda Harhad. Referrals to the clinic can be sent via fax to her attention.

LSU School of Dentistry Clinic
Our Lady of the Lake Hospital

7777 Hennessey Blvd
Plaza 1, Suite 312
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office:  225-765-0100, 225-765-0101
Fax:  225-765-0102

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