Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Goals and Objectives

Goal #1

To graduate proficient general dentists trained beyond the level of predoctoral education and capable of providing the full range of comprehensive dental care.

  1. AEGD residents will receive a performance rating of satisfactory from the faculty and Program Director during evaluation periods.
  2. AEGD residents will demonstrate proficiency in the basic science concepts and clinical applications related to the comprehensive care of patients.
  3. AEGD residents will reach the program's stated clinical procedural goals.
  4. AEGD residents will receive grades at least equal to the national averages on the AGD pre-program and post-program tests, and will demonstrate improvement in AGD test scores from pre-test to post-test.
  5. Unlicensed, eligible AEGD residents will pass a state/regional licensing exam during or after program completion.
  6. Patients will rate their experience in the NSU-CDM's AEGD Clinic as satisfactory.
  7. Patients treated at the NSU-CDM's AEGD Clinic will agree that their treating resident(s) provided quality care.

Goal #2

To develop AEGD residents' skills and abilities to deliver quality comprehensive care in all the clinical disciplines of general dentistry, and make clinical judgments using evidence-based diagnoses and treatment planning.

  1. AEGD residents' will demonstrate proficiency in presenting reviews of journal articles during Literature Review seminars.
  2. AEGD residents will regularly attend scheduled monthly diagnosis and treatment planning conferences.
  3. AEGD residents will receive "satisfactory" grades from faculty on initial diagnosis and treatment plans.
  4. AEGD residents will keep accurate patient records.

Goal #3

To prepare AEGD residents to effectively communicate knowledge of comprehensive dental care and related diseases to others.

  1. AEGD residents will be proficient in communicating knowledge of comprehensive dental care and related diseases to faculty members and fellow residents.
  2. AEGD residents will be proficient in communicating knowledge of comprehensive dental care and related diseases to patients.

Goal #4

To develop AEGD residents' ability to integrate the basic and clinical sciences in the practice of general dentistry.

  1. AEGD residents will pass Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examinations by completion of the program.
  2. AEGD residents will pass the Florida state board examination for dental licensure by completion of the program.

Goal #5

To develop AEGD residents' ability to contribute to the profession through research and scholarly activity.

  1. During the program, AEGD residents will perform satisfactorily in lectures and discussions involving research.
  2. AEGD residents will prepare, present, and defend a research project at the Miami Winter Meeting during the residents' table clinic competition.

Goal #6

To receive positive feedback from program graduates in the ongoing evaluation of the postdoctoral AEGD program.

  1. AEGD residents will indicate overall satisfaction with the program on Exit Survey.
  2. Program graduates will participate in the post-graduation Alumni Survey.

Goal #7

To graduate proficient general dentists who understand the importance of life-long learning, professional development, and their responsibility to the community-at-large.

  1. AEGD residents will attend local, regional, national, and international clinical and scientific meetings.
  2. AEGD residents will attend continuing education courses.
  3. Program graduates will attend continuing education courses.
  4. Program graduates will become members and leaders in professional organizations.
  5. Program graduates will contribute service to the non-dental community.

Second-Year Resident Goals

Goal #1

To develop second-year AEGD residents' ability to treat patients with complex medical histories.

  1. Second-year AEGD residents will become ACLS or ATLS certified.
  2. Second-year AEGD residents will demonstrate the ability to evaluate patients in order to choose the appropriate management protocol.

Goal #2

To graduate general dentists who are competent to treat patients in the hospital operating room.

  1. Second-year residents will demonstrate adequate knowledge of hospital protocol, including admission, discharge and laboratory orders, operative reports, history and physical and other elements of hospital patient records.
  2. Second-year residents will treat patients in the hospital operating room with faculty members.
  3. Second-year residents will complete enough hospital cases to qualify for hospital privileges in private practice.

Goal #3

To graduate general dentists who are competent to treat patients using conscious sedation techniques.

  1. Second-year residents will demonstrate an understanding of the drugs and techniques used for treatment with conscious sedation.
  2. Second-year residents will demonstrate competence treating patients for whom an anesthetist provides the sedation.