This one-year UT Health Science Center dental school program is offered by the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. We are committed to providing excellent advanced education in general dentistry to individuals who plan to seek careers in general dentistry. In keeping with the generalist concept, the majority of patient care in this program is supervised by General Dentistry faculty, all of whom have had one to three years of training in an AEGD and/or General Practice Residency (GPR). Intensive clinical and didactic training in comprehensive care of patients with complex medical issues, critical thinking and treatment planning are the top priorities of our program. In addition, the AEGD program provides advanced training in the dental specialties in an effort to expand the treatment repertoire practiced by our program's graduates.
Program participants will also work and consult on a regular basis with orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists and prosthodontists. Comprehensive dental care is provided in the Advanced General Dentistry Clinic at the UT dental school. Didactic instruction is an important component of our program. A wide range of advanced dental topics are covered in the 350 hours devoted annually to lectures, seminars and continuing education.
An optional second year is available to interested first-year AEGD participants. During the second year, more time will be spent in the Advanced General Dentistry Clinic providing comprehensive care to a wide variety of patients.