Clinical experience information for the AEGD program
Where do I receive my clinical education? Residents in the AEGD program provide care in the Advanced General Dentistry Clinic at UT Dentistry’s Center for Oral Health Care & Research. There is also a clinical rotation at the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic at Haven for Hope.
How many operatories are in the clinic where I will work? We have 21 fully equipped treatment rooms, including a surgical suite equipped with an endodontic microscope.
What types of procedures will residents perform during their program? Residents provide comprehensive care to our patients, which includes IV conscious sedation, restorative, crowns and bridges (including cerec and digital scanning), implant placement and restorations, endodontics, removal prosthodontics, veneers, periodontal surgery and oral surgery, including third molars. Care is also provided to patients with complex medical histories, including HIV and cancer.
Who supervises and teaches? You will be working with a team of faculty members who are there to guide you and serve as mentors. The majority of patient care is supervised by General Dentistry faculty, all of whom have had one to three years of training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and/or General Practice Residencies (GPR). Specialists trained in periodontics, prosthodontics and endodontics also work with you.
What clinical rotations will I participate in? Our residents serve in two-week rotations at the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic at Haven for Hope. This service rotation was created to provide dental services to homeless and community patients. Two residents and one faculty member rotate through this clinic two days per week and provide endodontic and oral surgery services.
Who are my patients? Patients are members of the San Antonio community who are selected by the program director and assistant program director.
What else should I know?
- Didactic instruction is an important component of our program. Three hundred and fifty hours are devoted annually to lectures, seminars, continuing education courses and other presentations that cover a wide range of advanced dental topics.
- An optional second year of our AEGD program is also available for interested first-year AEGD participants.
- There are 12 to 15 first-year positions available; the number available varies per year. We receive between 130 to 150 applications per year, and we will interview 32 to 40 applicants.