Advanced Education in General Dentistry

The twelve-month Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency provides opportunities for advanced training with special emphasis in clinical general dentistry. The program is recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and culminates in a certificate from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency is designed to refine and enhance the resident's clinical skills and scientific knowledge base in order to improve the practice of general dentistry. The AEGD program offered by NSU College of Dental Medicine is a one year program with optional second year that is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The second year is offered in the area of Special Needs Dentistry, including persons with disabilities and the frail elderly.

The AEGD residency has a well defined clinical and didactic component. This course of study is designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry beyond the level of predoctoral education. The comprehensive program of didactic lectures and seminars in all disciplines of dentistry support the training at both the clinic and rotation settings.

At the commencement of the program there is an intensive orientation program during which, residents will be given training in areas of dentistry that will help enhance their learning experience for the next twelve months. All residents will obtain certification/training in Conscious Sedation, Advanced Endodontics (rotary endodontic therapy), and implant placement & restoration. The intention of providing these special seminars to the curriculum are to help the residents maximize their learning experience while in the program and to provide a solid foundation for expansion of knowledge in these areas throughout their career.

The clinical aspect of the residency occurs Tuesday through Friday, and includes general patient care as well as rotations to the Institute for Special care and nursing & rehabilitation centers. With this schedule, approximately eighty percent of the resident's time is directed towards clinical education.