The program here is relatively small, there's at least six residents here. That affords us the ability to be more integrated with aggressive type movement and prosthodontics. So although we're based in classic prosthodontic principles and training, we have the ability to bring in digital technologies for looking at research and development and doing digital planning for our patients here.
We specialize in like full mouth rehabs. We do a lot of fixed dentures. We do a lot of crown and bridge work. When people have car accidents and their face is disfigured we'll work with the oral surgeons. With treatment planning, you're usually working with other specialties. Other programs, it's a huge advantage for Louisville as we have the other specialties to get us that training, get us that practice. We work with oral surgery. We work with grad perio, grad ortho, we work with pediatric patients, and grad endo. So having all that in one building invaluable. It's incredible.
Louisville is close to Indiana. We're close to Ohio. We get patients from three states in one place. We get patients from different socio economic places.
What's a huge plus for Louisville is the diversity of a variety of our patients. We're able to treat all these patients, help the community as well as they're helping, because we're learning.
It's a three year program. And we have clinical hours for about 60% of our time. But we also do teaching. We work with the dental students. We have seminars that gives us an experience of what it would be if we want to go in academia, and the clinical side helps us in what if I go to private practice.
We have a wide range of technology here starting all the way from our imaging ability as well. So we have a really good partnership with the radiology department.
We are using new technology in every possible aspect. We're using for implant planning. We're using patients photos and scans to design their smile, showing patients a preview of what they're going to get before we actually start treatment.
We're working on a virtual patient type of atmosphere right now where our patients are getting imaging so that we don't really have to have the patient in the chair to do the evaluations or to do consulting with other specialties because we can actually bring that 3D patient up. The culture is pretty interesting in the fact that we're in the middle of a lot of other residency programs. That makes it nice because all the residents kind of work together. So that culture is kind of the collaborative type of atmosphere.
The program is like a family. We have fun together, we learn together, we're only six residents, you get a personalized attention from faculty.
My staff is all board certified prosthondontists. We have the ability to mentor our residents as well.
We have faculty from different backgrounds, giving us a varied experience. I get to work with experts in each field that gives me a more rounded development.
Louisville is incredible. Like every single weekend, there's a different festival. There's always something to do. We have tons of like restaurants and stuff. There's tons of hiking, camping options.
Be prepared to do work. You want to be innovative. You get out of a program, which you put into a program.
You have the patient base, you have faculty, faculty that want to help you. They want you to learn.
We find that a lot of the residents once they leave the program, they realize that they got a lot more than they thought they did.