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Larkin Community Hospital accreditated for General Dentistry Residency Program

Larkin Community Hospital (LCH), one of Florida’s 12 statutory teaching hospitals and the largest osteopathic teaching hospital in the nation, has received accreditation from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at Larkin Community Hospital is the latest in a long list of specialties offered. Larkin Community Hospital trains physicians in 30 different osteopathic and allopathic residency programs.

The AEGD Residency Program has a comprehensive multidisciplinary core curriculum with an emphasis on public health dentistry through affiliated community health centers. Residents in Larkin’s AEGD program will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of procedures ranging from comprehensive restorative dentistry to more complex procedures in medically-compromised patients needing implant supported restorations, endodontic therapy, or endodontic surgeries.

A third generation dentist and passionate academician, Dr. Bertram Ivan Moldauer served as Associate Director of both Predoctoral and Postgraduate Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University and is a Visiting Professor at Universidad Garcilazo de la Vega Peru and Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima, Peru. Dr. Moldauer has a master’s degree in education with a specialization in teaching and learning. During a recent interview Dr. Moldauer commented that “the prospect of leading this new program is humbling and a great opportunity to train residents in a real practice environment with the ultimate goal of serving the most needy in our community.”

Our hospital is also the home of:
The Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin, a state of the art facility which specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. This 25 member team, led by neurosurgeon Dr. Aizik Wolf, has performed over 8,000 procedures during the past 20 years. Gamma Knife is a non-invasive state of the art neurological procedure used to treat brain tumors, head and neck cancer, and neurological conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations.

The Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin, which specializes in advanced orthopedic surgery using the latest multimodal perioperative pain management modalities and state of art technology and instrumentation with advanced robotic technology. The center, led by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Carlos Lavernia, includes a robust outcomes-oriented research component with an ongoing prospective surgical registry and a comprehensive rehabilitation department.

LCH is the only hospital in Miami-Dade County with an Area of Critical Need designation by the Florida Board of Medicine.

Our facilities are a National Health Services Corps (NHSC) site designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers primary care providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need. The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, students commit to serving for two to four years upon graduation and completion of training.

About Larkin Community Hospital:
Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) is a 146 bed acute care hospital located in South Miami. LCH is one of 12 designated Statutory Teaching Hospitals in Florida and the largest teaching hospital for Osteopathic physicians in the United States, offering the largest number of training programs (offering training in 30 different specialties in total). LCH sponsors an allopathic residency program in Psychiatry. LCH presently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing at its Nursing School.

For more information about Larkin Community Hospital, visit www.larkinhospital.com.

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