What sets OU's advanced dentistry residency program apart is its excellent support staff. As an AEGD resident you will have a chair-side dental assistant throughout the program. Working with these assistants allows you to provide quality care in an efficient manner in a setting that better reflects the true working environment of dentists in private practice.
The program also has an office manager who supervises three office employees and seven clinic employees. The experienced office staff handles appointments, billing, insurance and other managerial tasks. Interaction with a working business office gives you experience in practice management.
Dental laboratory support comes from two sources. Some implant support and some removable prosthodontic support comes from an excellent in-house lab. Commercial labs provide crown and bridge support. As an AEGD resident you will do normal laboratory work that a private dentist might do, including trimming dies, pouring impressions and mounting cases.