Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program

Your Future Starts Here

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is one of several residency programs offered at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry providing you the tools to propel your career in dentistry forward.  

Enhance your clinical skills and productivity with a residency at the University of Oklahoma Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program.  This comprehensive program is designed to increase the knowledge and clinical capabilities of residents and prepare them to enter into private practice.

OU's clinically-oriented program is excellent preparation for those looking to open a private practice.  Approximately 85 percent of the program involves direct patient care in a group practice environment.  As an AEGD resident, you will provide comprehensive care to a varied community.  From routine check-ups to placing and restoring dental implants, each day will offer new and complex challenges.

The program provides didactic and/or clinical training in each of the following areas:

  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Endodontics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Implants
  • Oral Pathology
  • Minor Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Practice Management

 

If selected, you will be one of an elite group of only six residents to participate in this advanced program. The hours in the AEGD Program for residents are 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for occasional didactic sessions, which may occur before or after these hours.  Residents may need to work beyond these hours, if needed, to keep up with patient records, treatment planning or lab work.  Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a lunch hour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Residents are expected to be on time and to maintain a professional appearance. There will be rotations with Oral Surgery, which involve overnight shadowing in the Emergency Room at the OU Medical Trauma Center Hospital.  Once a month our residents are expected to work at the Good Shepherd Mission in the evening supervising and assisting dental students with charitable care.

Residents will attend all classes, seminars, lectures, and meetings that are scheduled by the Director of the program.  These may occasionally include evening or weekend sessions that are important supplements to the program.  However, most lectures and seminars are scheduled on Friday afternoons. The program starts on the last weekday in June and ends on June 30 of the following year.

As a participant in the program, there is no tuition and you pay no fees.  You will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year.  In addition, you will receive health and professional liability insurance coverage. Furthermore, you will be entitled to 10 days of paid time off during the year.