The Department of Comprehensive Dentistry offers an accredited one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program (AEGD). The department is 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 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 (AGDC).
Didactic instruction is an important component of our program. Three hundred and fifty hours are devoted annually to lectures, seminars and continuing education courses that cover a wide range of advanced dental topics. The majority of this didactic instruction is concentrated during the months of July and August at the inception of the program with additional didactic instruction throughout the year.
An optional second year of our AEGD program is available for interested 1st year AEGD participants. During the second-year, more time will be spent in the AGDC providing comprehensive care to a wide variety of patients. In addition, there are additional teaching responsibilities of first year AEGD participants and undergraduate dental students.