With a commitment to patient care, advocacy, research and education, the Department serves as the clinical training site for accredited advanced education programs in Pediatric Dentistry and Advanced Education in General Dentistry, in partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center.

Together with active clinical programs, the Department of Dentistry has active patient outreach programs in the schools of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties that screen, offer preventive services and case management leading to treatment for children and expectant mothers,

In addition, the Department of Dentistry has a vibrant Division of Continuing Dental Education which sponsors continuing education courses for local and internationally trained dentists.

The Division of Continuing Education also  sponsors Preceptorship Programs for foreign trained dentists who are interested in advancing their credentials as they seek admission to accredited dental schools in the United States and Canada.

Department of Dentistry Advanced Educational Programs

Chesapeake Health Care’s Department of Dentistry hosts two advanced educational programs in partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center.

In the past year our residents in Advanced Education and General Dentistry and in Pediatric Dentistry have come from a wide cross section of Dental Schools:

  • AT Still School of Dentistry
  • Boston University
  • Howard University
  • Lake Erie
  • Loma Linda
  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • State University of New York – Stony Brook
  • Tufts University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania

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Chesapeake Health Care has two dental facilities.

The primary facility, where the majority of the resident and preceptorship programs are located is in Princess Anne, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

That facility has 24 dental operatories and serves as the administrative and teaching centers of the Department.

The new 6 operatory facility is Salisbury is predominantly a faculty practice site, but one where residents rotate for a “private practice” experience, utilizing a mentorship model of education.

Princess Anne

Preceptorship Programs


Our Preceptorship Programs in Advanced Dental Education and Pediatric Dentistry are each designed to provide foreign educated dentists with opportunities to obtain practical experiences in postdoctoral dental education and basic sciences.

The programs share a joint goal to help increase the knowledge base in advanced and specialty dentistry, dental public health, treatment of diverse patient populations and dental emergencies. 

In doing so, individuals enrolled in the Preceptorship Program receive significant exposure to post-doctoral clinical and didactic training in anticipation of enhancing their application for admission to accredited American or Canadian dental schools.

Information for each opportunity can be found via the following links.

Please review the  APPLICATION PROCESS for a summary of the various required steps to complete an application

Individuals may also request to be considered for Preceptorship Programs that encompass each of the two above discipline areas and that also includes exposure to public health activities, including school based outreach experiences.



For more information regarding the educational opportunities at Chesapeake Health Care’s Department of Dentistry, please contact Christina Bennett, the Dental Operations Manager.