Being a trained Comprehensive General Dentist, Dr. Ross teaches in the postdoctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) one- and two-year residency program. As clinical faculty, he supervises (intervene and demonstrate when indicated) 15 AEGD-1 and two AEGD-2 residents providing comprehensive care to a wide variety of patients. The patient populations consist of serious medically compromised patients, mentally compromised patients, handicapped patients, as well as the general public. In the AEGD program, he teaches and supervises the provision of dental procedures in all aspects of dentistry.
He is the course director for the AEGD Lecture Series. The course consists of presentations by the residents followed by a discussion of the topic. The purpose of this course is to expose residents to lecture/seminar organization. He has been appointed the curriculum director of the AEGD program, responsible for the organization, implementation, scheduling and integration of all courses, workshops and seminars for the academic year. He is also the clinical co-director, responsible for all axiUm screening of patients referred to our clinic.
Previously, he was the General Practice Group Leader (GPG-5) and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group, which consisted of 12-14 DS4 students, 14-15 DS3 students, three other primary faculty members and a staff of three. He had many administrative duties, but my main responsibility was as a teaching clinician with direct supervision of students providing patient care. To maintain his proficiency in comprehensive dentistry and my diplomate status in the American Board of General Dentistry, I have earned more than 554 hours of continuing education professional development, most in the clinical areas of the dental disciplines, through lecture and participation courses.